Travis Ganong (Squaw Valley, CA), who 24 hours earlier stamped the first Audi FIS Alpine World Cup top three of his career, finished fourth Saturday, a mere .05 from a second downhill podium in Kvitfjell. The race was held from the super G start after consecutive days of fog, rain and wet snow made it impossible for the crews to prepare the full length 1994 Olympic speed track. Canadian Erik Guay hit 88 mph on the final speed trap to secure the win, the fifth of his career, with a time of 1:22.17. Bode Miller (Franconia, NH) also landed in the top 10 with eighth in the final men’s downhill prior to the March 10-16 World Cup Finals in Lenzerheide, Switzerland. Universal Sports Network will broadcast the race at 1 p.m. ET.
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Travis states about his performance, “It was another fun day. I wanted to win today. I really thought I could, so I pushed a little harder and had a couple mistakes. I was able to make up a lot of time on the bottom and salvage fourth place”.
He continues, “It’s really fun skiing right now. I’m having a good time and the results are coming. Hopefully in Lenzerheide I can make that one last little step up to the top of the podium and then just carry all this momentum towards the World Champs in Beaver Creek. I’d like to continue on this streak, it’s really nice right now”.