Klaus Kroell wins World Cup downhill title
Last season, Cuche overtook leader Michael Walchhofer of Austria in the final race but never came close to repeating that feat. The Swiss standout made several untypical mistakes early in his run and almost skied out shortly afterward.
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Didier Cuche, Tina Weirather fastest in downhill training runs at World Cup finals
Kroell could become the first Austrian downhill champion since Michael Walchhofer three years ago. "I have to give everything and race to win," said Kroell, who lives in a small village only 30 kilometres (20 miles) from the venue.
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