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National Team Member Tim Cafe Wins First FIS Races At Australia/New Zealand Cup At Mt Hutt (11-Sep-08)

September 11 2008: Volkswagen National Team member 21-year-old Tim Cafe

Volkswagen National Team member 21-year-old Tim Cafe (Queenstown) has achieved a long time skiing goal by winning his first ever FIS race at the Australia New Zealand Cup (ANC) series at Mt Hutt when he took the honours in both the Super G and the Super Combi events on Wednesday (September 10).

“I am absolutely ecstatic,” Cafe said. “It has been a major ambition of mine to win a FIS race and I managed to win two on the same day! The conditions for both races were tough and I am very, very happy with the result.”

Cafe also scored a 26 point result in the Super G, the first time he has broken 30points in this discipline, significantly improving his world ranking.

A Super Combi, introduced to the ANC’s for the first time last year, is the combination of a one run Super G and a one run slalom with final places decided over the combined result. The Super G doubles as the ANC Super G.

The second Super G and Super Combi were held today and after Cafe placed 10thst start position in World Cup events. in the Super G and fourth in the slalom he won the coveted Super Combi yellow bib, which is awarded to the best Australian or New Zealander in the field. The bib allows a top 30 start in Nor-Am and Europa Cup events and 31

The first Super Combi results were Tim Cafe SG 1.02.65, slalom 42.82,  combined 1.45.47 1, Jono Brauer (Australia) 1.03.03, 42.63, 1.45.66 2, Arnaud Fauver (France) 1.04.41, 41.31, 1.45.72 3.

The second Super Combi was won by Bjoergvin Bjorgvinsson (Iceland) 1.46.78, 43.45, 1.46.78 1, Grant Jampolsky (USA) 1.04.20, 42.96, 1.47.16 2, Christian Geiger (Australia) 1.04.44, 43.95, 1.48.39 3, Tim Cafe 1.04.53, 43.96, 1.48.49.

Angus Howden 27 (Wellington) of the Volkswagen National Team was seventh in the first Super G and sixth in the second.

National Team member Janelle Miller 22 (Queenstown) was on the podium in third place in both Super G events and both Super Combis to give her the yellow bibs for both disciplines.

The first Super Combi was won by Katarzyna Karasinstra (Poland) 1.04.90, 37.40, 1.42.30 1, Daniel Gasienica (Poland) 1.04.91, 35.50, 1.42.48 2, Janelle Miller 1.06.32, 39.20, 1.45.43 3.

Gasienica won the second Super Combi 1.05.78, 36.17, 1.41.95 1, Karasinstra 1.06.98, 35.50, 1.42.48 2, Miller 1.07.27, 36.26, 1.43.53 3.

Lucie Tait-Jamieson 20 (Auckland) took out seventh place overall in both Super Combis.

A giant slalom and slalom are scheduled at Mt Hutt to conclude the ANC series.

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