Audi FIS Ski World Cup Men`s Tour was in Beaver Creek
The infamous Birds of Prey downhill saw Switzerland's Beat Feuz take the win by a very small margin over his fellow countryman Mauro Caviezel and Norway's Aksel Lund Svindal.
Max Franz waslked away with the super-G victory in snowy BEaver Creek today finishing ahead of a packed podium that included Mauro Caviezel (SUI) in second and the trio Aksel Lund Svindal (NOR), Dominik Paris (IITA) and Aleksander Aamodt Kilde (NOR) in a very rare three-way tie for third place.
After winning the downhill in Lake Louise last week, Franz struck again in Beaver Creek and grabbed his first career super-C win. The Birds of Prey wasn't so good to Franz in the past as he suffered many crashes on this hill, including an ACL tear. But with this win, his third in career, he's at peace with the U.S. venue again.
The race weekend in Beaver Creek concluded with a fairy tale comeback by Stefan Luitz, who took the giant slalom win ahead of Marcel Hirscher (AUT) and Thomas Tumler (SUI).
December 2017, Alta Badia. After scoring to World Cup podiums in Beaver Creek and Val d'Isère, Germany's Stefan Luitz tore his ACL. Another season ending injury, another recovery phase ahead. But Luitz didn't lose his motivation, he keept his goal in sight: getting back on the World Cup. Today on the Birds of Prey, Luitz completed his mission, getting his first career World Cup victory.