Best Giant Slalom for Bode Miller in 3 years

Posted By: The Ski Channel on February 6, 2011 6:45 am

Men’s Giant Slalom
Hinterstoder, Austria – Sunday, Feb. 6, 2011
Featured Athletes: Bode Miller, Ted Ligety, Tommy Ford, Warner Nickerson
Top Storylines

    *  Bode Miller won the second run by .43 to finish ninth, moving up 19 places
    * Miller’s best giant slalom result since the World Cup opener in 2008
    * Ted Ligety finished 13th, continues to lead World Cup giant slalom standings
    * Tommy Ford 18th with a career best in giant slalom
    * Warner Nickerson 26th for second World Cup points of the season
    * FIS Alpine World Ski Championships open Feb. 8 in Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany

HINTERSTODER, Austria (Feb. 6) – Four-time World Champion Bode Miller (Franconia, NH) produced the fastest second run time to finish ninth in giant slalom Sunday, the final Audi FIS Alpine World Cup prior to the Alpine World Ski Championships. Ted Ligety (Park City, UT), who captured the first three giant slalom victories of the season, finished 13th, yet retained the discipline lead. Austria’s Philipp Schoerghofer won the race for his career first World Cup victory.

Audi FIS Alpine World Cup
Hinterstoder, Austria – February 6, 2011
Giant Slalom

1. Philipp Shoerghofer, Austria, 2:46.44
2. Kjetil Jansrud, Norway, 2:46.61
3. Carlo Janka, Switzerland, 2:46.64
9. Bode Miller, Franconia, NH, 2:47.01
13. Ted Ligety, Park City, UT, 2:47.34
18. Tommy Ford, Bend, OR, 2:47.55
26. Warner Nickerson, Gilford, NH, 2:48.73
Did not finish 1st Run
Tim Jitloff (Reno, NV), Tommy Biesemeyer (Keene, NY), Nolan Kasper (Warren, VT)

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Head Coach Sasha Rearick
“That was inspiring skiing. It was fun to see Bode on a turny course like that just chuck himself down the hill and ski aggressive. Bode is finding his gear and putting in the type of inspiring skiing which is fun for us to watch and for him to throw down. We’re looking forward to going to World Champs.”
“Ted didn’t have the day he wanted by any means. He skied the top on the first run fantastic. The second run he wasn’t putting down the hill like he can.”
“It was a great day for Tommy Ford with his first time in the GS points this year and Warner Nickerson also did a great job making the cut for the second time this season.”

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