Austria Off To Worst Downhill Start In 25 Years - Westport News

December 28, 2014

Austriavisit this site his way to take third place in an alpine ski, men's World Cup Super-G in Val Gardena, Italy, Saturday, Dec. 20, 2014. Photo: Marco Trovati, AP / AP' /> 20, 2014. Photo: Marco Trovati, AP Austria's Hannes Reichelt skies on his way to take third place in... Font Page 1 of 1 VIENNA (AP) Without a top-three finish in http://brockrlal.centerblog.net the first three races, the Austrian downhill team is having its worst start to a World Cup season in 25 years. Even with two-time World Cup downhill champion Aksel Lund Svindal of Norway sidelined because of a torn Achilles tendon, the former "Wunderteam" has failed to make any impact. Hannes Reichelt was ninth in Lake Louise last month. Then Max Franz in Beaver Creek and Olympic champion Matthias Mayer in Val Gardena both came in seventh for the team's best results, making it the poorest showing in pre-Christmas races since 1989.
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