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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
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
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
Patrick Biggs was 21
and Paul Stutz 25
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.