Alpine

Stephens leads SG sweep at Winter Park Open

By Pete Rugh

The 2008 Winter Park Open wrapped up three days of competition Wednesday for disabled alpine skiers with a U.S. sweep of the women's sit-ski super G.

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Styger takes final training run at St. Anton

By Pete Rugh

The result of the final training run for the St. Anton downhill was a bit intriguing. Swiss Nadia Styger had the fastest time, but the top seven skiers were within four tenths. American Julia Mancuso was second, but standings leader Lindsey Vonn finished 12th before being disqualified for missing a gate.     Canadian Kelly Vanderbeek […]

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Stephens, Devlin-Young win at Winter Park Open

By Pete Rugh

Laurie Stephens (sit-ski) and Paralympic champion Chris Devlin-Young (sit-ski) of the U.S. Disabled Ski Team won super G races Tuesday at the Winter Park Open.

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Aspen SG goes to Cortina

By Pete Rugh

The FIS office today (Dec. 19) announced the Italian site of Cortina d'Ampezzo has picked up the women's World Cup super G dropped from Aspen due to heavy snows. The super G will be added to the front of the scheduled stop at Cortina and held Friday Jan. 18. The originally scheduled Cortina races will […]

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Vonn wins second St. Anton training run

By Pete Rugh

ST. ANTON, Austria — Training runs are just that — training, but Lindsey Vonn gave a solid indication she was in the hunt, winning the second downill training run Wednesday. Her time was 1 minute, 32.62 seconds on the Karl Schranz course.

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Tour talk with America’s Katie Hitchcock

By Pete Rugh

U.S. alpiner Katie Hitchcock is as laidback as can be, but this Cali girl will smoke you at any sport including skiing.     Case in point No. 1: Last weekend in Davos, Switzerland, “Hitchy” had the best performance out of the U.S. Europa Cup squad placing second in the super combined and third in the […]

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Q&A: Kalle Palander, Alta Badia GS winner

By Pete Rugh

Kalle Palander celebrated three of his four World Cup victories in giant slalom in Alta Badia and the fourth was in Adelboden. This season's races in Alta Badia are already history, Adelboden is on the program for the first weekend in January. In this interview, the Finn talks about his successes in Alta Badia and […]

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St. Anton: Austrians sweep first trainer

By Pete Rugh

Austrians swept the first training run for a downhill scheduled at St. Anton Friday, Dec. 21, while the North American leaders of the Cup downhill standings settled comfortably into positions four (Lindsey Vonn) and five (Britt Janyk).    Maria Holaus, one day shy of her 25th birthday, had the fastest time down the course named after […]

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WC Rewind: Overall races tighten as 2008 nears

By Pete Rugh

The men had four races and the women two this past week and the only country to claim more than one win was Anja Paerson. The tenacious Swede doubled up in downhill and super G at St. Moritz to find herself perched on top of the World Cup standings she won in 2004 and 2005. […]

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Alta Badia: Grange gets first win, Ligety third

By Pete Rugh

Jean-Bapitiste Grange brought France its first World Cup win of the season Monday, Dec. 17 on the steep Gran Risa slope of Alta Badia, Italy winning the second slalom held at the GS classic site.     Putting up a strong first run and a stronger second, Grange powered to a three-quarters of a second margin […]

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