20 december 2006

Audi FIS Ski World Cup: Super G mannen Hinterstoder

Bode Miller moved to the top of the World Cup standings with a resounding victory in the Super-G at Hinterstoder.

The American former overall World Cup champion recorded his third triumph of the season as he posted a time of 1:09.76 on the Wertung course.

It was a typically attacking run from Miller who beat Italian Peter Fill into second position by 0.79 seconds.

Miller followed up his downhill victory in Beaver Creek on December 1 and his super-G triumph last Friday in Val Gardena and now leads Norway's Aksel Lund Svindal - who was down in 11th - by 19 points.

Hermann Maier was the home fans' last hope, wearing bib number 30, and he took third for the beleagured Austrian men's team - just their seventh podium finish in 13 men's races this season.

Following defending World Cup champion Benjamin Raich's slalom win on the season's opening weekend, the Austrians have now gone 12 races without a win -- their worst performance in 14 years.

John Kucera was first and third in the opening two races but missed on the top 20 to relinquish his lead in the discipline to Miller who is the only man to have won more than one event this season.

Bron : Eurosport.com

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