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Cuche third while Janka disappoints

Austria’s Georg Streitberger has ended the reign of Swiss skier Carlo Janka at Beaver Creek by winning the World Cup super-G at the American resort.

Last year, Janka swept all three events in Beaver Creek but finished 23rd on Saturday. “A lot of mistakes today. Not a good run for me,” he said.

Flying the flag high for Switzerland was veteran Didier Cuche who finished third after France’s Adrien Theaux.

Streitberger completed the demanding Birds of Prey run in 1 minute, 17.18 seconds for his second career World Cup win, 0.11 seconds ahead of Theaux. Cuche was 0.13 behind the leader.

The giant slalom will be held on Sunday. The downhill at Beaver Creek was cancelled.

In women’s skiing at the Canadian resort of Lake Louise, Maria Riesch of Germany won her second World Cup downhill in as many days, followed by American Lindsey Vonn.

Riesch posted a winning time of 1 minute, 29.60 seconds. Switzerland’s Dominique Gisin was third.

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