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2010 Olympic watch: Rahlves takes 2nd in World Cup ski cross

Associated Press

OBERNDORF, Austria and#8212; Daron Rahlves of Truckee finished runner-up Tuesday to Simon Stickl of Germany in a World Cup ski cross race.

Ophelie David of France defeated teammate Meryll Boulangeat to capture the women’s race.

Stickl won for the first time in his career, while Duncan David of Canada was third and Michael Schmid of Switzerland, who won both season-opening races in San Candido, Italy, finished fourth.

Truckeeand#8217;s Errol Kerr, who skis for Jamaica, finished 43rd, and Scott Horn of Truckee was 71st.

Schmid leads the overall standings with 250 points, followed by Audun Groenvold of Norway with 166.

Among the women, David won for the 21st time in her career. Julia Murray of Canada finished third.

David leads the standings with 240 points. Sweden’s Anna Holmlund, who won the first two events of the season, is second, 40 points behind.

The next World Cup ski cross race is Saturday in Les Contamines, France.