Küng best in season's first super-G

08 November 2009 23:00

The Swiss seem to have it all under control at the start of this season. After Didier Cuche triumphed in the Glacier Opening of the Audi FIS Alpine Ski World Cup in Sölden at the end of October, teammate Patrick Küng was best in the first race in the FIS European Cup (EC). Küng beat the Austrian Philipp Schörghofer by 28 hundredths in the season's first speed race, a super-G, held on Reiteralm (AUT) on Monday.

For Küng, the 2009 EC downhill champion, it was his fourth victory in European Cup. The third place went to Brit Edward Drake, his career best result at this level, ahead of Florian Scheiber (AUT), Petr Zahrobsky (CZE) and Stephan Görgl (AUT).

Altogether 115 racers started and 89 were ranked. For many racers, including many World Cup athletes, the November EC competitions provide a great opportunity for an early season fitness check. A second super-G is on schedule for Tuesday morning.