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

December 28, 2014

Austriatrading /> 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 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. After harsh criticism by greats Stephan Eberharter and http://efrenbxie.soup.io Michael Walchhofer in the Austrian media, and with six weeks left before the world championship downhill in Beaver Creek, the team wants to get back on track in the final downhill of 2014 at Santa Caterina Valfurva, Italy, on Sunday. "During the start of the season they haven't taken their chances," head coach Andreas Puelacher said. "Now the guys webpage are starting to take more risks.
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