Following Lindsey Vonn’s solid performance, the men get set for Levi World Cup

Posted By: The Ski Channel on November 14, 2009 11:47 am

Lindsey Vonn rocks, and she nearly repeated her 2008 performance at the Audi FIS World Cup in Levi, Finland. The World Champion ski racer took second to her BFF, German Maria Reisch, and the competition was tight, too. Vonn finished only .08 of a second behind her friend, and had she not bobbled near the finish she probably would have won, as she did last season.

But next up? The men, and tomorrow’s race should be pretty exciting! Scratch that. Uber, mega exciting.

On the U.S. front, we’ve got top guns Ted Ligety and Bode Miller. Yup, Miller is back, and he’s probably the fastest slalom skier out there. (Yes, Frenchman Jean-Baptiste Grange is, too. And Grange also has a lot of consistency, which Miller, being a bit more of a risk taker, does not.)

But back to the U.S. Ski Team, we also have gunners Tim Jitloff and newcomer and 2009 National Champ David Chodounsky on board, both of whom could pose threats.

Other athletes to watch for? Italian Manfred Moelgg and Austrians Mario Matt and Benni Raich. All three are World Cup veterans, fast, and super consistent. 

Watch them go through FIS’s Live Timing, or on Universal tomorrow. And be sure to check back here at the Ski Channel for the final results!