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Keystone: McJames gets 2nd top-five NorAm result

By Pete Rugh

Megan McJames notched her second top-five result in two days in a NorAm GS at Keystone, finishing second to lead the U.S. in a race won by France’s Marion Bertrand.

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Winter Park: Biggs edges Cochran in NorAm slalom

By Pete Rugh

Canada’s Patrick Biggs edged American Jimmy Cochran by 0.14 seconds to win a NorAm Super Series slalom on Thursday at Winter Park, Colorado.

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Beaver Creek: Albrecht wins super combined

By Pete Rugh

Swiss skier Daniel Albrecht, the reigning World Champion in combined, collected his first World Cup win and just his second career podium in the first U.S. race of the 2008 World Cup season, the super combined at Beaver Creek, Colo., Thursday (Nov. 29). The U.S. skiers pushed three skiers into the top 10.    Albrecht […]

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Lake Louise: Austria's Rumpfhuber tops training

By Pete Rugh

It was a European day in Lake Louise as two Austrians and a Swiss topped the second downhill training run.

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Beaver Creek: Cuche leads super combi after DH

By Pete Rugh

BEAVER CREEK, Colo. — With the top contenders down the hill in the first leg of the first Super Combined of the 2008 World Cup season, Swiss downhill Didier Cuche held a narrow lead over U.S. racer Steven Nyman, with Michael Walchhofer of Austria in third.     A number of slalom skiers were poised to […]

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PHOTO GALLERY: BIRDS OF PREY RACE PREP

By Pete Rugh

Photographer Barrie Fisher captured the action as U.S. Ski Team racers and wax techs prepared for the Birds of Prey race weekend. Click here to see her gallery.

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Keystone: Zettel wins NorAm opener

By Pete Rugh

Austrian Kathrin Zettel, a two-time World Cup winner with 11 other top-3s, won the opening NorAm Super Series giant slalom with a time of 1:59.95. Megan McJames, the 2006 NorAm GS champion, finished her two runs in 2:01.27. Two other U.S. women overcame gusting winds and a strong field of Europeans to finish in the […]

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Winter Park: Fanara claims NorAm slalom win

By Pete Rugh

Frenchman Thomas Fanara claimed a NorAm slalom win at Winter Park, Colo., Wednesday (Nov. 28) with a dramatic come from behind second run stealing the win away from Paul McDonald and Cody Marshall of the U.S. team.

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Beaver Creek: Struggling Deneriaz won't race DH

By Pete Rugh

Antoine Deneriaz has returned to France for a break after finishing 83rd in Tuesday’s downhill training run on Beaver Creek’s Birds of Prey course.     The 31-year-old Frenchman finished seven seconds behind training run pacesetter Didier Cuche of Switzerland on Tuesday. The 2006 Olympic downhill champion was expecting a better result from himself after finishing […]

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Injured Svindal may be out months, not weeks

By Pete Rugh

Defending World Cup overall champion and current tour leader Aksel Lund Svindal of Norway will be out of action for months, not weeks as reported following a training crash Tuesday, according to a Norwegian team official.     Svindal underwent four hours of surgery to repair broken bones in his face and a deep laceration to […]

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