French veteran Nicolas Burtin retires


French veteran Nicolas Burtin retires{mosimage}CHAMONIX, France – France’s Nicolas Burtin retired from World Cup skiing Saturday after a men’s downhill was canceled because of fog.

Burtin — who was on the French national team for 17 years and joined the World Cup circuit in 1993 — was given an ovation in the finish area of the Piste Verte by thousands of fans who had come to see the race.

The 34-year-old had one World Cup victory, a downhill at Kvitfjell, Norway, in 1998. He also collected three second-place finishes in downhill, all that year.

Burtin tore his knee ligaments five times, three times in his right knee, twice in his left.

His best result this season was a 24th place in a downhill in Beaver Creek, Colorado, in December.

- The Associated Press

In season 17, fun-loving Ghedina reels in fans, targets first Olympic medalACL tear threatens Kristina Koznick's Torino dream

Comments

comments



skiracingmag's Latest Youtube Favorite


See more Ski Racing Videos in our Video Vault


Ski Racing Magazine LB1