Bode Miller confident he will ski his way to another World Cup championship this year

Posted By: The Ski Channel on October 22, 2009 5:57 pm

Well, it’s nice to see his confidence is up. Bode Miller, who is rejoining the U.S. Ski Team this season, has high hopes for himself. He won the overall World Cup in 2005 and 2008, and thinks he could very well do it again, despite his late start in training. “I think I always have a chance. I’m one of the few guys who skis all the events pretty well and I think that automatically gives me a chance.”

Bode won’t get going until mid-November, but things won’t really start to pick up for him until December. He says by then, his training will be up to date, and hopefully his fitness will be too. “The skiing is not going to be an issue so much as the fitness,” he said. “In the past my fitness has been one of my biggest strengths, and the fact that I can ski four events and not get sick and not get injured is what allowed me to win the overall the other years that I won it. It’s going to be a bit of a test to see how quickly I can get into the form I need to be in to be competitive.”

Hopefully Bode will stay injury-free this season and prove that, although he’s 32, he still has what it takes to take home the crown. In other news, it’s sad that 32 is considered old in many pro sports…but more on that later…