American men look good but not great in World Cup training today

Posted By: The Ski Channel on January 14, 2010 9:43 am

If training days reflect race days, Slovenia’s Andrej Jerman, Austria’s Klaus Kroell and Italy’s Peter Fill will all have great race days tomorrow. They certainly wish today was race day, but alas, they’ll have to come out even stronger tomorrow if they want to beat the athletes who undoubtedly save their best stuff for the days that count.

The American men looked good, but hopefully ninth place finishing Steven Nyman and 13th place finishing Bode Miller are amongst the ones conserving their monster runs for tomorrow. Andrew Welbrecht came in 15th today, Marco Sullivan 18th, Erik Fisher 23rd and Scott Macartney 38th. Ted Ligety brought up the rear in 42nd.

Nyman continues to feel healthier and better after his surgery that kept him out of summer training. He was happy with today’s training runs: “I thought I skied well in a lot of sections and then some sections I definitely can make up a lot of time. … which is cool because I’m not that far out.” Lately he’s been able to “…put more miles on (and) feel more and more confident. … I’m really pleased with the way things are going. Hopefully I can keep it up and make the Olympics.”

Tomorrow’s super combined in Wengen promises to be a fun and exciting race. We’ll let you know how it all goes down.