Originally Posted by Schussboelie
I don't really understand teh fuss, safety should go above everything, especially after this season's events with Svindal, McCarthy and Lanzinger.
Other races have been cancelled too, I don't see why cancelling the last race out of safety precautions is any worse or even different from that.
Cuche was the best over all DH's raced this season, period.
I agree on the safety angle: don't hold the race if you can't get the course in shape. But there's no need to squeeze in every race by Sunday (unless it's for TV rights in Austria), so if there's a chance to move around some of the events, and there's an opportunity to run a safe race, then the FIS and race organizers should make those accommodations.
And yes, Cuche has the highest average placing in World Cup DH races this year:
Cuche: 4.33 average finish position
Miller: 5.33 average finish position
Miller has more wins, but Cuche, in the end, was more consistent. Fair enough.
I'd just like to see them square off one more time.
If it's any consolation for fans of racers from the USA: Marco Sullivan finishes 4th for the season in the DH standings, which isn't too shabby. And Manuel Osborne-Paradis leads Team Canada in 6th.