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Brydon back on podium, bringing Canada’s tally to eight

Robbie Dixon posts best result yet with national team

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This being Kitzbuhel, all athletes in the top-30 won a share of the prize money with Buechel getting the top award of 50,000 Euros. Kucera and Dixon won 5,000 and 4,000 Euros respectively.

In the downhill, arguably the biggest of the season without an Olympics or World Championships, Erik Guay was the top Canadian in ninth place, while Kucera was 13 th , and Osborne-Paradis 20 th .

Didier Cuche won the gold medal, followed by Bode Miller of the U.S. and Mario Scheiver of Austria, who tied for second place.

The last event was a combined, with a run on the slalom and downhill courses. Paul Stutz was the top Canadian, placing seventh overall and breaking into the top-10 for the first time in his career. John Kucera was one spot back in eighth.

In the slalom, which was also a standalone event, Whistler’s Mike Janyk was the top Canadian in 15 th . Patrick Biggs was 21 st and Paul Stutz 25 th .

Janyk missed the start of the season with a back injury, but has not finished outside of the top-30 in a World Cup since his return and is improving with every race.

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