Salcher, Hetmer, Rabl all secure Europa Cup Finals wins

The Europa Cup Finals in Italy closed with the men’s super combined. 18 Feb 2015 By IPC

The Austrian due of Markus Salcher and Roman Rabl, together with the Czech Republic’s Patrick Hetmer, were the winners in super combined on Wednesday (18 February), the final day of the Europa Cup Finals in Sella Nevea, Italy.

Salcher (1:45.00), a two-time gold medallist at Sochi 2014, secured the win in the men’s standing thanks to a blistering opening super-G run which put him more than two seconds ahead of the field. Despite only finishing sixth in the slalom, he still had enough to hold off teammate Martin Wuerz (1:45.57) in second. France’s Romain Riboud (1:46.28) was third.

There was also a one two finish for Austria in the men’s sitting. Roman Rabl (1:43.54) topped the podium for the second successive day, following Tuesday’s giant slalom win, ahead of Dietmar Dorn (1:48.50). Third was France’s Cyril More.

The men’s visually impaired was won by Hetmer and guide Miroslav Macala (1:52.28); the pair finishing ahead of Poland’s Maciej Krezel (1:55.07).

Full results from the first day of action can be found here.

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