Bad news and good for Didier Cuche

Swiss skier Didier Cuche saw his lead at the top of the world cup downhill rankings cut on Saturday but he moved up to second place in the overall rankings.

This content was published on March 1, 2008 - 13:40

Cuche finished second in Kvitfjell in Norway, four tenths of a second behind the winner, American Bode Miller.

Miller now trails Cuche – the defending champion - by only five points in the discipline.

Miller's win has also increased his lead in the overall world cup, 165 points ahead of Cuche. However, the Austrian Benjamin Raich, who was previously second in the overall ranking, failed to finish, enabling Cuche to overtake him.

Only one downhill race counting for the world cup remains this season. It takes place in Bormio on March 12.

The last Swiss to win the cup was Paul Accola in 1992.

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