Garmisch-Partenkirchen Super G Ski Race Details, 29-01-2012
With the start of the downhill course having to be lowered on the Saturday because of thick fog it was no surprise to see the
Super G cancelled on the Sunday. Race organisers moved the proposed start time from morning to afternoon in case the fog lifted
but the conditions remained the same and Garmisch followed Kitzbuhel as having to cancel it's Super G.
Kitzbuhel Super G Ski Race Details, 20-01-2012
Overnight rain, followed by heavy snow on the morning of the race, meant FIS race boss Gunter Hujara had no option but to
cancel the race.
Val Gardena Super G Ski Race Details, 16-12-2011
Rising Swiss start Beat Feuz and American veteran Bode Miller continued their fine start to the season with a one-two
in the Super G at Val Gardena-Groeden.
Norwegian Kjetil Jansrud had lead the race from early on, putting down a fine time of 1 minute 21.95 as he raced down in bib number 5,
but 3 racers later he was pushed into 2nd place as Miller continued his impressive early season form by finishing 0.14 seconds ahead
of the Norwegian. Miller looked like he'd done the business as none of the following racers came close to his time. Super-G leader
Aksel Lund Svindal came down as racer number 20 and moved into the final podium position but was still nearly 4 tenths of a second behind
the American. With it looking like another victory for Bode, Swiss youngster Beat Feuz came storming down the course to smash the time
by 0.3 seconds and take 1st place. There was still time for a couple of shock late charges though from two youngsters, first of all Finnish racer
Andreas Romar flew down into 6th place from his starting position of 40, whilst the massive shock was saved until racer number 54,
the 22 year old Austrian Max Franz, who finished just behind Svindal in 5th place and edged a surprised Stephan Kessler back into 6th. Svindal retained
his position at the top of the rankings, whilst Feuz moved up into 2nd and Miller up to 4th. Didier Cuche could only finish back in 19th place
so dropped down a place in the standings to 3rd.
There were no British skiers competing in the race.
Beaver Creek Super G Ski Race Details, 03-12-2011
Unknown Swiss skier Sandro Viletta produced one of the shocks of the season so far by claiming first place at the Beaver Creek Super-G.
The SG world cup leader Aksel Lund Svindal had led the race since coming down in bib 11, snatching the lead from Canadian Robbie Dixon,
who'd been in pole position from early in the race with his time of 1 minute 19.02 seconds. Norwegian Svindal topped that time by 0.11
seconds and looked to have survived all the big names that followed, Beat Feuz coming closest but his time was just 0.06 behind.
So when Viletta came down as race number 30 everyone thought the danger was over and the big Norwegian had victory in the bag.
But the young Swiss racer took a leaf out of Bode Miller's race book and let the skis fly, and risking all, but his positive run
was rewarded as he came down 0.20 seconds ahead of Svindal. Austrian Hannes Reichelt completed the top 5 position, 0.56 behind Viletta.
Britain's Dougie Crawford finished in 55th position with a time of 1 minute 23.04.
Lake Louise Super G Ski Race Details, 27-11-2011
Didier Cuche was denied back to back World Cup wins by Norwegian Aksel Lund Svindal, who flew down the Lake Louise course
7 racers after the Swiss to claim first place in 1min 23.47 seconds. Adrien Theaux from France took the final podium place, 0.41 seconds
behind Cuche, whilst the surprise of the day came from Canadian Jan Hudec, who thrilled the home crowd with a storming run from a
late race number, wearing bib number 44 he nudged out Klaus Kroell by just one hundredth of a second, and was only a tenth of a second behind
Theaux. For Austrian Kroell it was his second 5th place of the weekend, having achieved the same result in the downhill.