Bode Miller finishes 14th in his first race back

Posted By: The Ski Channel on January 11, 2010 6:02 am

Coming off an injured ankle he suffered from a team volleyball game during training, Bode Miller returned to the stage yesterday, participating in the World Cup slalom races in Adelboden, Switzerland. He finished in 14th place, the 155th time he has finished 14th or better in a World Cup race.

Both Jimmy Cochran and Ted Ligety failed to finish their second runs.

France’s Julien Lizeroux (in the pic) pulled off an impressive second run to claim the victory for the day. He was in 12th place after the first run, so he really brought is A-game for the second outing. “I didn’t know if I was fast,” he said, “I made such a huge mistake in the first run I just knew I had to charge.  … I got to the finish and saw the green (indicator of a lead) and a time of a second. I am shaking so much.” Austrian Marcel Hirscher and Croatian Ivica Kostelic rounded out the podium with second and third place finishes, respectively.

Regarding the U.S. men’s efforts, coach Sasha Rearick commented: “I was pleased with the first run. We were set up.” Rearick on Ligety and Cochran’s going out on the same exact gate: “They came out of the delay there and got a little antsy, trying to set up for the next sequence of turns,” he said.

Rearick was pleased with Bode’s performance: “It was a hell of an effort,” Rearick said. “He skied tactically smart. In the second run, the fog started to come back in so he switched goggles and put his lens in backwards.” Rearick then went on to discuss the winner, Lizeroux: “He was beyond our guys. That was one inspiring run. It was awesome to see someone come out on a hill that tough, point ‘em down and ski like that. That was amazing.”

Here are the official results:

Rank Bib FIS Code Name Year Nation Run 1 Run 2 Total Time FIS Points
 1  1  191459 LIZEROUX Julien  1979  FRA   56.35  55.53  1:51.88  0.00
 2  9  53831 HIRSCHER Marcel  1989  AUT   55.77  56.45  1:52.22  1.82
 3  4  380260 KOSTELIC Ivica  1979  CRO   55.63  57.05  1:52.68  4.29
 4  11  50625 RAICH Benjamin  1978  AUT   55.54  57.16  1:52.70  4.40
 5  6  501111 HARGIN Mattias  1985  SWE   55.20  57.79  1:52.99  5.95
 6  23  511127 GINI Marc  1984  SUI   56.61  56.45  1:53.06  6.33
 7  25  910000 IMBODEN Urs  1975  MDA   56.52  56.73  1:53.25  7.35
 8  18  192506 MISSILLIER Steve  1984  FRA   56.11  57.39  1:53.50  8.69
 9  19  560355 VALENCIC Mitja  1978  SLO   56.69  56.94  1:53.63  9.39
 10  13  510890 ZURBRIGGEN Silvan  1981  SUI   56.91  56.90  1:53.81  10.35
 11  10  201702 NEUREUTHER Felix  1984  GER   56.30  57.56  1:53.86  10.62
 12  21  421400 MYHRE Lars Elton  1984  NOR   56.21  57.74  1:53.95  11.10
 13  24  50981 HOERL Wolfgang  1983  AUT   57.30  56.78  1:54.08  11.80
 14  16  532431 MILLER Bode  1977  USA   56.14  58.12  1:54.26  12.76
 15  42  150398 BANK Ondrej  1980  CZE   57.59  56.84  1:54.43  13.68
 16  26  500656 LARSSON Markus  1979  SWE   57.21  57.43  1:54.64  14.80
 17  30  291145 DEVILLE Cristian  1981  ITA   57.03  57.88  1:54.91  16.25
 18  44  150594 TREJBAL Filip  1985  CZE   56.99  58.12  1:55.11  17.32
 19  20  560425 VAJDIC Bernard  1980  SLO   57.24  57.94  1:55.18  17.70
 20  64  192943 OBERT Anthony  1985  FRA   57.44  57.77  1:55.21  17.86
 21  48  301312 SASAKI Akira  1981  JPN   57.20  58.08  1:55.28  18.23
 22  51  193347 TISSOT Maxime  1986  FRA   57.33  58.39  1:55.72  20.59
 23  28  501223 BAECK Axel  1987  SWE   57.09  1:02.36  1:59.45  40.60
Disqualified 1st run
   72  193986 PLACE Francois  1989  FRA         
Did not qualify 1st run
   75  30149 SIMARI BIRKNER Cristian Javier  1980  ARG         
   74  511896 MURISIER Justin  1992  SUI         
   65  561148 SKUBE Matic  1988  SLO         
   62  191425 TISSOT Stephane  1979  FRA         
   58  380290 SAMSAL Dalibor  1985  CRO         
   56  380292 ZRNCIC-DIM Natko  1986  CRO         
   55  534508 CHODOUNSKY David  1984  USA         
   54  102456 BIGGS Patrick  1982  CAN         
   50  420148 KARLSEN Truls Ove  1975  NOR         
   49  102403 SEMPLE Ryan  1982  CAN         
   43  191640 ANSELMET Alexandre  1980  FRA         
   40  102912 SPENCE Brad  1984  CAN         
   39  102922 WHITE Trevor  1984  CAN         
   37  510997 BERTHOD Marc  1983  SUI         
   35  50547 SCHOENFELDER Rainer  1977  AUT         
   31  293006 INNERHOFER Christof  1984  ITA         
   29  50931 BECHTER Patrick  1982  AUT         
   27  102239 COUSINEAU Julien  1981  CAN         
Did not finish 2nd run
   46  501101 BYGGMARK Jens  1985  SWE         
   38  92591 ALBRECHT Kilian  1973  BUL         
   22  534040 COCHRAN Jimmy  1981  USA         
   17  534562 LIGETY Ted  1984  USA         
   15  50707 MATT Mario  1979  AUT         
   7  292491 MOELGG Manfred  1982  ITA         
   5  50605 HERBST Reinfried  1978  AUT         
Did not finish 1st run
   76  990081 CASSE Mattia  1990  ITA         
   73  910001 ROUX Christophe  1983  MDA         
   71  501324 OLSSON Matts  1988  SWE         
   70  180570 ROMAR Andreas  1989  FIN         
   69  511513 CAVIEZEL Mauro  1988  SUI         
   68  302982 OHKOSHI Ryunosuke  1988  JPN         
   67  201422 KOGLER Stefan  1981  GER         
   66  501116 LAHDENPERAE Anton  1985  SWE         
   63  102727 STUTZ Paul  1983  CAN         
   61  480736 HOROSHILOV Alexandr  1984  RUS         
   60  202462 DOPFER Fritz  1987  GER         
   59  50824 DREIER Christoph  1981  AUT         
   57  293797 GROSS Stefano  1986  ITA         
   53  180292 LEINO Jukka  1978  FIN         
   52  534959 JITLOFF Tim  1985  USA         
   47  300804 MINAGAWA Kentaro  1977  JPN         
   45  301709 YUASA Naoki  1983  JPN         
   41  192504 MERMILLOD BLONDIN Thomas  1984  FRA         
   36  150644 KRYZL Krystof  1986  CZE         
   34  560371 DRAGSIC Mitja  1979  SLO         
   33  51215 BAUMANN Romed  1986  AUT         
   32  511313 JANKA Carlo  1986  SUI         
   14  290732 THALER Patrick  1978  ITA         
   12  102435 JANYK Michael  1982  CAN         
   8  501017 MYHRER Andre  1983  SWE         
   3  293098 RAZZOLI Giuliano  1984  ITA         
   2  50624 PRANGER Manfred  1978  AUT 

 

 

 

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