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Europa Cup: Christoph Noesig wins in home country

By Pete Rugh

Austria's Christoph Noesig placed first in the Europa Cup giant slalom in Hinterstoder, Austria, on Friday with a two-run combined time of 2 minutes, 39.16.      Germany's Fritz Dopfer and Finland's Marcus Sandell got second and third, respectively. Two Americans finished in the top 10. Tim Jitloff placed seventh and Jake Zamansky took 10th. The […]

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Maribor: Karbon downplays chances for 5 straight

By Pete Rugh

MARIBOR, Slovenia — Denise Karbon could match Vreni Schneider's record of five straight giant slalom wins to begin a season back in 1989 if Karbon wins at a women's World Cup giant slalom on Saturday.

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Wengen: Surviving the Kernen-S key to victory

By Pete Rugh

The Kernan-S is where the race is won or lost. Skiers play with fire, going outside of the blue lines and dangerously close to the fencing, making the difference between shaving time or losing more than the race. Marc Berthod was another victim in today’s combined, and would not be the last.      Miller won […]

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Wengen: Grange claims Lauberhorn combined

By Pete Rugh

Jean-Baptiste Grange of France used strong slalom leg to win a World Cup super-combi Friday, ahead of Switzerland's Daniel Albrecht and Bode Miller of the United States.     Grange finished outside the top 10 in the downhill leg, but put down the fastest slalom race of the day for a combined time of 2 minutes, […]

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Europa Cup: Germany takes 1-2, Hailey Duke third

By Pete Rugh

Germany took the 1-2 spots in the Europa Cup night slalom in Melchsee-Frutt, Switzerland, on Thursday. America's Hailey Duke placed third.      Susanne Riesch finished first with a time of one minute 30.88 seconds and Katharina Duerr placed second with 1:39.49. Duke missed the podium by 0.44 seconds. Americans Kiley Staples finished 15th, Sterling Grant […]

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Europa Cup: Italy's Mirko Deflorian wins super G

By Pete Rugh

Italy's Mirko Deflorian took first place in the Europa Cup super G in Hinterstoder, Austria, on Thursday with a time of one minute, 33.39 seconds.      Swiss Vitus Lueoend came in second place with a time of 1:33.64 and French Sabastien Pichot rounded out the top three with a time of 1:33.69. The closest American […]

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Hop on the train, it's time to head for Wengen

By Pete Rugh

Wengen, Switzerland, the site of the men’s World Cup races this weekend, is one special place.     Tops on the reasons why list is the train. One either rides the train or doesn’t go to Wengen. Second on the list is the Eiger, a 13,025-foot towering monolith of rock that forms a ninth of the […]

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Masters Moments: Women push the pace in NY

By Pete Rugh

Jen Higgins and Megan Thayer have kicked it up a notch to challenge the men of the New York Masters. 

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Wengen: Miller crushes field in final trainer

By Pete Rugh

Last year's winner Bode Miller crushed the rest of the field in Thursday's third and last training run held on the Lauberhorn downhill course, clocking a time of 2 minutes, 27.25 seconds at the end of the legendary Swiss run of a length of 4,480 meters and a vertical drop of 1,028 meters.    The four-time […]

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Wengen: Weather forces race schedule change

By Pete Rugh

A stormy weather forecast for the weekend has forced organizers of the men’s World Cup race slate in Wengen to adjust the schedule.     The three-race slate will begin Friday with regularly scheduled super combined, but the slalom originally slated for Sunday will now be held on Saturday. The first run will begin at 3:45 […]

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