March 11, 2011
Guay skis to second in Norway
By QMI Agency
KVITFJELL, Norway -- Canada's Erik Guay placed second in the men's downhill race on Friday, earning his 15th World Cup podium and surpassing retired Canadian slopes legend and Crazy Canuck Ken Read, who had 14.
Guay, of Mont-Tremblant, Que., is also coming off a world downhill championship last month in Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany.
"It was great in Garmisch," said Guay in a release. "I'm really happy to be able to follow it up with another podium, so it didn't seem like a one-shot deal. To be ahead of some of the Crazy Canucks, it's very special, for sure."
Guay, 29, has had success at Kvitfjell, winning the super-G in 2010 and coming second in the downhill in 2007.
Starting eighth, he clocked a time of one minute, 47.44 seconds to finish just 0.05 seconds behind Switzerland's Beat Feuz. Austria's Michael Walchhofer was third in 1:47.50.
Jan Hudec, of Calgary, earned a season's best 10th and Ben Thomsen, of Invermere, B.C., placed 18th.
Other Canadian results include Ottawa resident Dustin Cook, of Lac Sainte Marie, Que., who was 46th with a time of 1:50.49 and Kelby Halbert, of Bradford, Ont., finishing 51st in 1:50.95.