Super Lasse worth his wait
Lasse Kjus' long wait for a World Cup victory finally ended when he won the season's first super-giant slalom race in Vail, Colorado, yesterday. After four second-place finishes this season and eight in his career, the veteran Norwegian posted a time of one minute 34.15 seconds and then waited anxiously lest the same fate befall him again. The closest anyone could come was the 1:34.44 by Richard Kroell of Austria. "I can't believe it finally happened," said the taciturn Kjus, who waited until almost the entire field had finished before accepting congraulations. "I felt sick from the waiting."