Bode Miller believes he has what it takes for a World Cup Title

Posted By: The Ski Channel on October 24, 2009 4:25 pm

Even though he’s just started skiing again after a 7 month hiatus, Bode Miller believes he still has what it takes to win a World Cup title.  In an event for his company, Miller told the press “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.”  Miller has often cited his success in his ability to ski multiple events and not get sick or injured.

Miller added that “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. But things don’t start to get into a full swing until December, and I think by December I should be fit.”  Due to an ankle injury last season, Miller failed to win a race for the first time in nearly 10 years.  When asked if he could turn things around in Vancouver, Miller said that “It’s going to be interesting this year because I pushed my training so late.  I didn’t start doing anything until a month ago, so that automatically puts me much later on in the season, so hopefully I can peak later and maintain that peak longer.”

When it comes to the 2010 Winter Olympic games, Miller has told the press that he’s not ready just yet.  The speed is fine. I’ve been back on snow long enough to have great speed for 30 seconds, but a World Cup race is different than just 30 seconds. The preparation has been going great and the one thing that could really set me back would be an injury.”