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Masters are at it again

Daily Staff Report

CUTLINE: Frank Mangold, the technical delegate for the Duke Cup Saturday and Sunday, races down the course on Golden Peak.

Special to the Daily/Pavel Oberreiter of Pavo pictures.

VAIL –The Masters are at it again.

Saturday and Sunday, Victoria Valar and Pepi Neubauer took the annual Duke Cup overall titles held on Golden Peak.

Excellent snow conditions helped the duo take home championships, said Rika Moore, chief of race.

“This is a fun event racers travel from allover the country to come to this prestigious race,” Moore said. “Our race hill is superior to many and Masters love racing in Vail.”

The three fastest men and women, according to sport age points – a scoring system taking age

as well as time of the giant slalom and the two super-Gs into account – receive a trophy. The

top fastest male and female from that group also get their name engraved on a plaque mounted on the traveling trophy, which resides at Ski Club Vail.

The race, part of the Rocky Mountain Masters Race Series, is named after former Ski Club Vail masters racer, Ben Duke. It is sponsored by the Vail Valley Foundation.

In second place overall for the women was Julie Tsamafyros, followed by Susan Roberts. In the men’s category, Franz Fuchsberger came in second, and third place was taken by Kevin Hendrickson. Hendrickson is one of the younger competitors and has hardly an age handicap, earning him the fastest times of all three races.

NOTES: Other Ski Club Vail Masters competing in the event were: Peggy Iden, who won the super-G in her age group; and Cathy Douglas, who won her own group … Eileen Shiffrin blew the field away with her second run … Jean Marcellot won his age class, while Hans Oberlohr and Sandy Treat both came in third in their classes … David Schaefer won his class’ super-G … Another Ski Club Vail hosted Masters event will be held in March. The Master’s Cup will attract a large crowd of European racers as well as racers from all over the country. For more information on the international event, call SKi Club Vail at 476-5119, ext. 137.