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Canada's Guay wins Super-G World Cup title

Text by News Wires

Latest update : 2010-03-11

Erik Guay took the men's Super-G at Garmisch-Partenkirchen on Thursday, his third World Cup career win and enough to lift the Crystal Globe as the overall winner in the discipline this season.

AFP - Canada's Erik Guay won the men's Super-G race on Thursday here at the World Cup finals with Croatia's Ivica Kostelic second and Norway's Aksel Lund Svindal third.
  
The 28-year-old won only the third World Cup race of his career when he finished fastest down the Kandahar course in a time of 1min 26.36sec with Kostelic second at 0.39sec and Svindal third at 0.63sec.
  
The victory gave Guay the Super-G Crystal Globe as the overall winner in the discipline for the season.
  
Overall World Cup leader Carlo Janko finished joint 11th at 1.38sec behind, but his rival for the global title Benjamin Raich of Austria finished only sixth at 1.13sec back and did not earn enough points to take top spot.
  
The result leaves Janka top of the standings at 1097 points with Raich second on 1059 while Switzerland's Didier Cuche is third on 907.
  
With the men's giant slalom taking place on Friday, Raich still has chances to claim the overall title with the slalom - his strongest discipline - coming on Saturday.
  
The loudest cheer of the day went to Marco Buechel of Liechtenstein who celebrated his last race before retiring by skiing down dressed in a suit and tie with only a pair of shorts covering his legs.
  
The 38-year-old, who won silver at the world championships in 1999, finished at 59.23sec back, but had the whole crowd on their feet as he breezed down, even stopping to shake hands with course officials.

Date created : 2010-03-11

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