Men arrive for training runs in Wengen, Bode Miller 12th

Posted By: The Ski Channel on January 12, 2010 6:40 am

On Friday, January 15th, the men of the ski racing World Cup will compete in Wengen, Switzerland. Today, they arrived for some training runs. I suppose it’s fitting that, being in Switzerland, Swiss ski racing superstar Didier Cuche was looking the best today, conquering the first training run.

On the U.S. front, Bode Miller, coming off that injured ankle, came in at 12th in training today. He had a good first race back last Sunday, coming in 14th place in the slalom in Adelboden. Hopefully his strength will keep up and he’ll put out another strong performance. Marco Sullivan and Steven Nyman came in at 13th and 14th place in training today, while Andrew Welbrecht finished 23rd.

Norwegian racer Askel Lund Svindal was looking good, coming in at 10th place. According to his blog, he’s feeling pretty good too: “Today I skied the first training run of the famous Wengen downhill. I took a little easy, cause I wasn’t sure how the body would react after 2 weeks of being sick, but it wasn’t bad at all. I got tired for sure, but everybody does in the over 2.30 long downhill. I was most worried about my lungs, cause they weren’t doing to good last week, but didn’t feel any pain at all. So now I’m ready to roll again. The time wasn’t too bad either. I’m pretty sure I was inside the top 10. Now I’m off to the spinning bike, cause the legs do feel a little stiff and there is a new day tomorrow.”

Best of luck to all the guys, we can’t wait for an exciting race on Friday!