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29 октября 2015 г. 10:23

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LAKE LOUISE, Alta. Wholesale Jerseys Cheap . -- Didier Cuche is constantly asked about when hell retire from ski racing. But why stop when the 37-year-old just keeps winning? The Swiss veteran claimed another victory Saturday in the season-opening downhill at the Lake Louise Winterstart World Cup. It was a one-two finish for the Swiss as Beat Feuz, 24, joined Cuche on the podium. Austrians took positions three to five with Hannes Reichelt in third, Romed Baumann fourth and Klaus Kroell fifth. Calgarys Jan Hudec was the top Canadian in 12th. Cuche won both the overall World Cup downhill and super-G last season. His four other World Cup titles -- three downhill and a super-G -- all came after he turned 33. Cuche also won the world super-G title at age 35. What keeps Cuche going is driving across the finish line to see his name light up in green letters at the top of the leaderboard, instead of red letters below. "If its green, its perfect," he said. "If its red, you start to focus on the next day and hope you get the green light." Cuche will look for his name in green lights again Sunday in the super-G. While Cuche won the downhill at Lake Louise two years ago, hes never won super-G. Instead, hes finished third three times at the mountain resort west of Calgary. Cuche was asked yet again the timetable for the end of his skiing career after his 18th career World Cup victory Saturday. Cuche took the question good-naturedly, joking about looking in the mirror and seeing laugh lines around his eyes. But he says since questions about his retirement started four years ago, its time to start hounding other skiers who are getting long in the tooth about their career expiration dates. "Now there are some guys who were the same age as me four years ago like (American) Bode Miller. Older guys born in 77," Cuche pointed out. "You should maybe ask them if they should continue or quit?" Cuche isnt even the oldest on the speed circuit. Patrick Jaerbyn of Sweden, who finished 54th Saturday, is 42. Cuche clocked in at one minute 47.28 seconds, with Feuz finishing in 1:47.34 and Reichelt in 1:47.36. Hudec was 1.05 seconds back of the leader. A sore back kept Hudec from participating in summer snow camps, so he was satisfied with his result. "Im close," Hudec said. "I started skiing two weeks before Lake Louise. "All things considered, I had one of the best runs of my life. Made a couple of mistakes, but skied the parts I wanted to ski well." Hudec was the second skier out of the gates. Drawing that start bib can be an advantage because the course is pristine with no ruts. But snow fell heavily on the track to start the race. Conditions improved for later skiers as the snow tapered off and the sun peaked out to improve visibility. "Its disheartening when you wake up and its just puking snow because it makes the track quite slow," Hudec said. Erik Guay of Mont-Tremblant, Que., was also short of off-season snow training because of a herniated disc in his back. The reigning world downhill champion was 44th. "When youre not skiing it the way you want, youre dropping time every turn and it adds up to a big number at the bottom," Guay said. "Im happy to get that first one under the belt and Im happy the back is doing well." Despite previous success at Lake Louise, Cuche says there are other mountains where he feels more confident. He was well off the pace in training runs Thursday and Friday. "Actually I always struggle to be fast here in Lake Louise, especially in the downhill," Cuche said. "I was on the podium three or four times in the super-G, but before the win two years ago I was maybe once top five. "Its a hard course to be fast. You need to attack. You need to glide. You need find a good mix between pushing hard and letting the ski goes. Today, I think I had a lot of help with my skis and my material." The Swiss dominated the day with a mix of experience and youth. Cuche is a hero to Feuz. "Hes the old guy and Im the young guy so we complete each other," Feuz said through an interpreter. "Of course hes a ski legend and a great guy and to be second behind him, it gives an even sweeter taste to my podium finish." Reichelts result was the most surprising of the day. Hed drawn starting bib No. 45 and it is rare that a skier outside the top 30 reaches the podium. The 31-year-old had hoped for a top-15 result, but earned his first World Cup medal in downhill. "I came into the finish and when I saw third place, I was surprised," the Austrian said. "Its great because Lake Louise is not my slope. Normally we are not friends but now, were becoming friends." In the Swiss-Austrian ski rivalry, the Swiss prevailed Saturday. "Its one race where the Swiss guys are better," Reichelt countered. "Well try tomorrow, or at Beaver Creek (next week), to kick the Swiss off the podium." Calgarys John Kucera, the 2009 world downhill champion, didnt race Saturday. He hasnt competed since breaking his leg in the Lake Louise downhill two years ago. After participating in both training runs, Kucera decided he needed more training. He wants to finish in the top 30 and protect his ranking which was frozen when he was injured. Robbie Dixon of Whistler, B.C., was 25th, Ben Thomsen of Invermere, B.C., 34th, Louis-Pierre Helie of Berthierville, Que., 46th and Kelby Halbert of Bradford, Ont., 52nd. Ottawas Ryan Semple and Conrad Pridy of Whistler tied for 59th and Dustin Cook of Lac Sainte Marie, Que., was 63rd. Wholesale Jerseys . 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"Just wasnt as lively — everything really — at the very beginning of the match." The 6-foot-10 Isner, who lives in Florida, was the last of the eight U.S. men in the draw. No American man has made it to the quarterfinals at any Grand Slam tournament since 2011. There is one woman from the United States left in singles at the French Open: No. 15 Sloane Stephens, who faces No. 4 Simona Halep of Romania in the fourth round Monday. Isner recognizes this is a fallow period for a nation that produced the likes of Agassi, Pete Sampras and Jim Courier not too long ago, along with other past Grand Slam champions such as Bill Tilden, Don Budge, Arthur Ashe, John McEnroe and Jimmy Connors. Right now, there are no Americans in the top 10 of the ATP rankings; Isner, who is 11th, is his countrys only member of the top 60. Wholesale Jerseys China. "Im the No. 1 American now, which isnt as cool as being the No. 1 American in the 90s or something, or the 2000s," the 29-year-old Isner said. "Its pretty neat to say, but its nothing I would brag about or anything like that." Isner has lost seven consecutive matches against top-10 opponents and he never really got into the match against Berdych, the Wimbledon runner-up and a French Open semifinalist in 2010. Berdych broke again to open the second set, then waited until Isner was serving at 1-all in the third to get that sets lone break. "Quick breaks in each of the sets," said Berdych, who erased the two break points he faced. "Thats something which really helps through all the match, especially with a guy like John." By the end, Isner was muttering to himself between points. He slammed his racket against his leg, bending the frame, then folded the handle in half and chucked it behind his changeover bench at Court Suzanne Lenglen. He was outaced by Berdych, 11-7, and wound up with more than twice as many unforced errors, 29-13. 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