It has been a long time coming for Switzerland’s Tobias Gruenenfelder. The 2007 Swiss downhill champion earned his first World Cup victory on Sunday at the age of 33. Gruenenfelder bested countryman/superstar Carlo Janka by 0.07 seconds. Austria’s Romed Baumann nabbed a podium spot, 0.27 second back.
For the Americans, once again Bode Miller had the best result. Miller finished just 0.81 seconds back, good for 12th. Travis Ganong continues to show that he’s got next. The Squaw Valley stud posted his best World Cup finish. Ganong was 1.34 seconds back, good for 20th place. Last season Ganong nabbed a 28th place showing at a super G in Norway.
The Messiah of the Turn, Ted Ligety finished tied for 23rd. Andrew Weibrecht’s slow start to the season continues. Weibrecht, coming off off-season shoulder surgery, again finished outside the points in 34th.