Tommy Ford takes on the Garmisch downhill.
venge for that could-have-been-gold medal of last season.
“For sure it is funny,” Cuche said of the outcome. “It is nice to be on top and Erik second.
The difference is quite the same, I think, that we had in World Championships.”
Hannes Reichelt finished third on the day, reaffirming his downhill prowess with his third
downhill podium of the season.
The Canadians seemed to fire on all cylinders behind Guay’s tall stature at Garmisch. Jan
Hudec placed 12th despite a costly mistake on the final turn.
“Jan was first and then second in the splits before he made a mistake on the final left-
hander,” Kristofic said. “He showed great speed. He’s disappointed he wasn’t able to capi-
talize on what was really an awesome run.”
And of three men to score from starts outside of 40, two were Canadians: Ben Thomsen
was 23rd from start 46 and Conrad Pridy scored his first career World Cup points in 25th
from the 50th start.
“To be able to do it from the back in a sprint downhill — I’m really proud of those guys,”
Kristofic said. “From where those guys started, barely anyone was able to get into the top
30. I was really psyched with the way Ben approached it, and Conrad was absolutely on
Americans Travis Ganong and Marco Sullivan finished 28th and 29th, respectively.
The fog rolled in thicker and lower for the super G on Jan. 29. After a pair of delays while
officials waited for a change, the second super G in two weeks was canceled.
— with reporting from Brian Pinelli, Garmisch-Partenkirchen
The super G became the second
to be canceled in two consecutive