Cuche beaten by a whisker

Switzerland's Didier Cuche has missed out on winning this season's World Cup Super G title after finishing a disappointing 16th in the final race in Bormio, Italy.

This content was published on March 13, 2008 - 11:59

Cuche lost the title by just one point to Austria's Hannes Reichelt, who won Thursday's race ahead of Switzerland's Didier Défago.

American Bode Miller came 12th, extending his lead in the overall World Cup standing thereby securing his second title since 2005.

Cuche said he would not compete in the last giant slalom and slalom races of the season on Friday and Saturday.

He clinched his second straight downhill title earlier this week.

In the women's Super G event also held in Bormio, Switzerland's Fabienne Suter took first place ahead of Lindsey Vonn of the United States and Austria's Alexandra Meissnitzer.

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