Miller, Svindal complete runs in comeback bids

By Chris Freud BEAVER CREEK — Following his downhill training run on Tuesday, Norway’s Aksel Lund Svindal told reporters he probably isn’t a favorite for the podium in today’s super-G at the FIS Alpine World Ski Championships.“Yes you are,” said downhiller Marco Sullivan of the U.S. Ski Team, who happened to be walking by at […]

Does Ligety repeat in today’s super-G race?

By Chris Freud Before we get to breaking down today’s men’s super-G of the FIS Alpine World Ski Championships, the bigger question is “Will we race?”Yep, there was very little snow during January, and then Worlds come to town — and, boom, as John Madden would say.The National Weather Service, as of this writing, has […]

There is no crying in ski racing: Tuesday’s super-G

By Chris Freud It really did seem that Slovenia’s Tina Maze sucked out all the air from Beaver Creek, knocking American Lindsey Vonn out of first place at Tuesday’s women’s super-G at the FIS Alpine World Ski Championships in Beaver Creek. The crowd, if possible, got even more silent after Austria’s Anna Fenninger blazed into […]

Men’s downhill training results

By Chris Freud 1 JANSRUD Kjetil NOR 1:45.62 2 FRANZ Max AUT 1:45.70 3 MAYER Matthias AUT 1:45.90 4 KUENG Patrick SUI 1:46.09 5 GANONG Travis USA 1:46.11 6 GOLDBERG Jared USA 1:46.25 7 BAUMANN Romed AUT 1:46.31 8 SANDER Andreas GER 1:46.42 9 STREITBERGER G. AUT 1:46.51 10 ROGER Brice FRA 1:46.70 11 SVINDAL […]

Weather, wind impact super-G course on Tuesday

By Chris Freud BEAVER CREEK — If you asked a racer what the conditions were like on Tuesday’s women’s super-G course, the answer would depend on whom you asked. The day’s race was unquestionably altered by weather, with variable conditions such as visibility and gusts of wind costing precious fractions of seconds — a margin […]

Weather, wind impact super-G course

By Chris Freud BEAVER CREEK — If you asked a racer what the conditions were like on Tuesday’s women’s super-G course, the answer would depend on whom you asked. The day’s race was unquestionably altered by weather, with variable conditions such as visibility and gusts of wind costing precious fractions of seconds — a margin […]

Americans get first medal with super-G bronze

By Chris Freud BEAVER CREEK — While it wasn’t the race that everyone hoped for, the women’s super-G got the 2015 FIS Alpine World Ski Championships rolling for the Americans with a medal on the board.Lindsey Vonn took the bronze, trailing closely behind second-place Tina Maze and winner Anna Fenninger. Teammate Julia Mancuso came in […]

The first winner: Fenninger tops in super-G

By Chris Freud BEAVER CREEK — The margin that separated the gold, silver and bronze medalists in Tuesday’s FIS alpine World Ski Championships women’s super-G was barely measurable by physical distance. It was a mere fraction of a blink of the eye, an imperceptible flash. But as Lindsey Vonn herself said after the race, “that’s […]