Three Americans placed in the top 15 on the second day of training for Friday’s Birds of Prey downhill. Squaw Valley’s Travis Ganong led the way for the Americans with the seventh fastest time. Ganong is racing his first full season on the World Cup
Bode Miller finished 11th, 0.63 seecond back. Miller was followed by teammates Steven Nyman and Andrew Weibrecht in 12rh and 13th. The result was the first showing that Weibrecht may be returning to form after offseason surgeries to both his shoulder and ankle.
Austria’s Michael Wolchhofer, winner of the Lake Louise World Cup downhill, finished with the fastest training run time. Italy’s Pter Fill tied Walchhofer for the top honors, with Austria’s Hans Grugger in third.
The Birds of Prey downhill is set to fly on Friday. It’s the only stop on the men’s World Cup that takes place in the United States and the U.S. Ski Team is set to make an impressive showing.