Lost weekend on the World Cup ski circuit

Americans didn’t have a lot to show for the weekend in World Cup ski events.

Bode Miller on a training run in Wengen, Switzerland.

On the men’s side, the best news was a strong eighth-place finish on Saturday for Bode Miller in the renowned World Cup downhill event in Wengen, Switzerland. Austrian Klaus Kroell won the race that saw the three top pure downhillers from the U.S. (Andrew Weibrecht, Marco Sullivan, Steven Nyman) sit out due to injuries. Story.

Sunday’s slalom was no better, with Croatia’s Ivica Kostelic winning to maintain his lead in the overall standings. Miller and Ted Ligety did not get out of the first round. Story.

On the women’s side the World Cup Weekend was LITERALLY lost to unseasonably warm temperatures in Maribor, Slovenia, which forced the cancellation of Saturday’s GS and Sunday’s slalom. Read the story for when the races might be made up. Next up for Lindsey Vonn, Julia Mancuso and the gang: a downhill and Super G this weekend (Jan. 22-23) in Cortina d’ Ampezzo, Italy.

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