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Sullivan surges to first World Cup success

CHAMONIX, France — American skier Marco Sullivan surged to his first victory on the World Cup circuit on Saturday, winning the downhill event at Chamonix.

The 27-year-old from Tahoe City, who finished second in the downhill at Canada’s Lake Louise on November 24, headed off Switzerland’s Didier Cuche and Andrej Jerman of Slovenia.

Sullivan set the second-fastest time in training on Friday, but started 11th from the field on the Verte des Houches before posting a winning time of 2 minutes 00.11 seconds.

Cuche, who started later, finished 0.33 seconds behind in second, while Jerman was third 0.46 off the winning pace to claim his first podium place this season.

Cuche, who won last time out in Kitzbuehel, consolidated his overall lead in the downhill standings as he achieved his fifth top-three placing this season.

On Sunday, the men will contest a super-combined race composed of a shorter downhill followed by a slalom.
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January 26, 2008 - Posted by | Uncategorized

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