Nef misses out on podium

Nef powers through the women's giant slalom in Berchtesgaden Keystone

Switzerland's Sonja Nef has finished fourth in the women's giant slalom race, but has managed to reach second place in the women's Alpine Skiing World Cup standings.

This content was published on January 19, 2002 - 18:22

In Saturday's race in Berchtesgaden, Nef lost to Austria's Michaela Dorfmeister, who won her 11th World Cup victory since the start of her career. Nevertheless, the Swiss skier remains in top position in the giant slalom standings with two victories so far, just ahead of her rival, Dorfmeister.

Nef finished in 2'25"55, just behind Canada's Geneviève Simard (2'25"43), Norway's Stina Hofgard Nilsen (2'25"33) and Dorfmeister (2'24"32).

Switzerland's Corrine Rey Bellet finished fifth after the second leg of the alpine skiing, despite hopes of a better result after a second place in the first leg. Swiss team mate, Fränzi Aufdenblatten, came in sixth.

Cuche sixth in Kitzbühel

In Saturday's classic Streif dowhill race in Kitzbühel, Didier Cuche finished sixth, after taking third place in Friday's super-G.

Cuche finished in 1'55"30, while Austria's Stefan Eberharter, who won the race, needed only 1'54"21 to come down.

Switzerland's Ambrosi Hoffman finished 12th in 1'55"96, while compatriots Rolf von Weissenfluh and Bruno Kernen came in respectively 13th and 16th.

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