Open

Coming up

Don't miss

Replay


LATEST SHOWS

THE WORLD THIS WEEK

The World This Week - 29 August 2014

Read more

ENCORE!

Alain Choquette: A Hilarious Magician in Paris

Read more

FOCUS

France welcomes Iraqi Christian refugees

Read more

FRANCE IN FOCUS

Emmanuel Macron: A new economy minister with a pro-business agenda

Read more

THE OBSERVERS

More of this year's best Observers stories

Read more

#TECH 24

Changing the world, one video game at a time

Read more

IN THE PAPERS

Socialist Party summer conference kicks off in explosive atmosphere

Read more

IN THE PAPERS

Canada and Russia exchange snarky tweets

Read more

AFRICA NEWS

Ebola in Nigeria: First death outside of Lagos

Read more

  • Exclusive: Fabius warns of further sanctions against Russia

    Read more

  • British killer escapes from French psychiatric hospital

    Read more

  • First case of Ebola confirmed in Senegal

    Read more

  • Police hunt for British boy with brain tumour taken to France

    Read more

  • Ukraine to relaunch NATO membership bid

    Read more

  • France shines in IMF list of world’s promising economists

    Read more

  • Mapping Ukraine: Canada and Russia in ‘tweet for tat’ row

    Read more

  • Obama has 'no strategy yet' on potential Syria strikes

    Read more

  • Netflix to woo French with ‘House of Cards’ set in Marseille

    Read more

  • French businesses ‘hoping for a new Thatcher’

    Read more

  • Syrian refugees surpass 3 million, UN says

    Read more

  • West backs Ukrainian claims of Russian incursion

    Read more

  • Libyan PM resigns as Islamists set up rival administration

    Read more

  • UN says 43 peacekeepers captured in Golan Heights

    Read more

  • The deleted tweets of Manuel Valls

    Read more

  • Peru seizes record 6.5 tonnes of Europe-bound cocaine

    Read more

  • Pakistan army to mediate between PM, protesters

    Read more

  • PSG face Barcelona, Ajax in tough Champions League draw

    Read more

  • In pictures: Billions of locusts invade Madagascan capital

    Read more

  • Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie say ‘I do’ in France

    Read more

Sport

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

COMMENT(S)