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Wednesday — February 4, 2004


Austria’s Maier
wraps up SG title

On the Zugspitze

Austria’s Hermann Maier, 31, collected the 45th World Cup victory of his storied career Sunday, winning the super giant slalom on Germany’s highest mountain, the Zugspitze. Maier also won the season SG title on the 2003-04 World Cup.

Maier (18 SG wins) is now only one career victory behind Marc Girardelli, the Austrian who raced for Luxembourg. Maier is making a remarkable recovery from a serious motorcycle accident in August 2001.

By finishing 14th Sunday, in addition to 2nd and 14th in the Garmisch-Partenkirchen downhills Friday and Saturday, U.S. downhill ace Daron Rahlves, 30, moved into sixth place in the overall Cup ranks.

Check out the Outdoor Life re-broadcast of the Garmisch men’s DH Thursday, Feb. 5 at 8 p.m. on local cable channel 40. In other news:

The top U.S. women’s skier, Kirsten Clark of Maine, is lost for the season after a safety net crash on the upper part of the downhill course at Haus, Austria.

Clark, who entered the race fifth in the DH standings and ninth in the overall rankings, broke her right wrist and suffered ligament damage in both knees. It was the first major injury of her World Cup career.

The injury overshadowed a breakthrough performance by Bryna McCarty of Concord, Vt. McCarty was fifth in Friday’s DH won by German teen Maria Riesch. McCarty turned around with a ninth in Saturday’s DH won by Isolde Kostner of Italy.

In other injury news, Norway’s Lasse Kjus underwent knee injury and will be out indefinitely. Kjus recently led the World Cup men’s standings.

The men go to Adelboden, Switz. for giant slalom and slalom Feb. 7-8. Women race again Feb. 7-8 with GS/SL in Germany’s Region Arber, in the Bavarians near the Czech border.


Here is last week’s wrap-up:

Men’s SG Feb. 1 at Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germ.:
1—Hermann Maier (Aust.) 1:18.09. 14—Daron Rahlves 1:18.95. 18—Bode Miller 1:19.15. 26—Jake Fiala 1:19.84. 36—Bryon Friedman 1:20.80.

Men’s DH Jan. 31 at Garmisch-Partenkirchen:
1—Stephan Eberharter (Aust.) 1:58.70. 14—Daron Rahlves 2:00.34. 27—Bryon Friedman 2:01.67. 28—Bode Miller 2:01.86. DNF—Jake Fiala.

Men’s DH Jan. 30 at Garmisch-Partenkirchen:
1—Didier Cuche (Switz.) 1:59.49. 2—Daron Rahlves 1:59.57. 21—Bryon Friedman 2:01.43. 27—Bode Miller 2:01.68. 37—Jake Fiala 2:03.10.

Men’s Night SL Jan. 27 at Schladming, Aust.:
1—Benjamin Raich (Aust.) 1:41.67. 4—Bode Miller 1:42.37. 9—Tom Rothrock 1:43.11. DNF—Chip Knight, Greg Hardy, Jake Zamansky, Jesse Marshall. DNQ—Jimmy Cochran.

Current men’s World Cup overall standings:
1—Hermann Maier (Aust.) 922 (3-DH, 408). 2—Benjamin Raich (Aust.) 918 (1-SL). 3—Stephan Eberharter (Aust.) 871 (1-DH, 591). 5—Bode Miller 772 (1-GS, 1-C). 6—Daron Rahlves 674 (2-DH, 453—3-SG).

Women’s SG Feb. 1 at Haus, Aust.:
1 (tie)—Maria Riesch (Germ.) and Carole Montillet (Fra.) 1:25.04. 6 (tie)—Lindsey Kildow 1:25.48. 20—Caroline Lalive 1:26.32. 21—Libby Ludlow 1:26.34. 31—Julia Mancuso 1:27.10. 41—Jonna Mendes 1:27.75.

Women’s DH Jan. 31 at Haus:
1—Isolde Kostner (Italy) 1:39.31. 9—Bryna McCarty 1:40.15. 11—Lindsey Kildow 1:40.23. 19—Caroline Lalive 1:40.74. 21—Libby Ludlow 1:40.99. 23—Jonna Mendes 1:41.02. 32—Stacey Cook 1:41.60. DNF—Alison Powers.

Women’s DH Jan. 30 at Haus:
1—Maria Riesch (Germ.) 1:39.30. 5—Bryna McCarty 1:40.26. 11—Caroline Lalive 1:40.93. 27—Alison Powers 1:41.87. 30—Jonna Mendes 1:42.16. 41—Stacey Cook 1:43.66. DNF—Libby Ludlow, Lindsey Kildow, Kirsten Clark.

Current women’s World Cup standings:
1—Renate Goetschl (Aust.) 1048 (1-DH—2-SG). 2—Anja Paerson (Swe). 1028 (1-SL—1-GS). 10—Kirsten Clark 456. 18—Caroline Lalive 263.

Men’s combined Jan. 25 at Kitzbuehel:
1—Bode Miller 3:31.43. 2—Benjamin Raich (Ausst.) 3:32.44.

Men’s 64th Hahnenkamm DH Jan. 24 at Kitzbuehel:
1—Stephan Eberharter (Aust.) 1:55.48. 2—Daron Rahlves 1:56.69. 16—Bode Miller 1:58.02. 29—Jake Fiala 1:59.22.

Men’s SG Jan. 23 at Kitzbuehel:
1—Daron Rahlves 1:23.08. 2—Hermann Maier (Aust.) 1:23.11. 28—Bode Miller 1:24.86. 33—Jake Fiala 1:25.12. 49—Thomas Vonn 1:26.83. DNF—Bryon Fridman, Wade Bishop.

Women’s SL Jan. 25 at Maribor, Slov.:
1—Anja Paerson (Swe.) 1:38.08. 17—Kristina Koznick 1:41.24. DNF—Lindsey Kildow, Julia Mancuso. DNQ—Sarah Schleper, Resi Stiegler.




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