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Bode Miller defends Wengen downhill victory

created on Feb 27, 2008
After his third place in Super Combined and another good fifth place in slalom Bode Miller completed the Wengen weekend with the victory in the famous Lauberhorn downhill race. So he also scored the second win on that slope in a row. Didier Cuche (SUI) who was fastest in the shortened downhill in the Super-Combined finished second while Manuel Osborne Paradis (CAN) confirmed his performance of the training and became third.

Perfect conditions for downhill classic
After the race had been postponed from Saturday to Sunday there were perfect conditons in Wengen both for the spectators and for the skiers on the piste. Once again the characteristics were Hundschopf, Brüggli-S, Haunegg-Schuss and Ziel-S. Right at the beginning the Austrian Georg Streitberger showed a good performance with bib one which took him to the tenth place in the end. First Andreas Buder undercut his team mate´s time and took over the lead for a while.

Clear margin for Miller
Canadian Manuel Osborne-Paradis stormed down the Lauberhorn stout-heartedly and was rewarded with the third place. Firstly he was four tenths of a second ahead of Buder but soon after him Bode Miller defeated the demanding slope in the sensational time of 2:30,4o minutes and so neither Didier Cuche was able to beat that benchmark. Finishing third he crossed the finish line 65 hundredths of a second behind the US-American.

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