EpicSki › The Barking Bear Forums › On the Snow (Skiing Forums) › General Skiing Discussion › World Cup- Starting up right where they left
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

World Cup- Starting up right where they left

post #1 of 16
Thread Starter 
The Herminator and Bode start this WC season right where they left off. Maier first, Miller second at the opening GS at Soelden. Great to see Ted Ligety(split) get in the top ten with an eighth place finish. Here we go!
post #2 of 16
Maybe this year Bode's trophy will make it home in one piece.
post #3 of 16
That's Ligety's first WC points in GS and his best placing so far in any WC (he was top 15 in slalom 4 times last season). Ted had the fastest second run!
post #4 of 16
is it going to be on oln?
post #5 of 16
No.
post #6 of 16
Points
1 1 50423 MAIER Hermann 1972 AUT 01:08.76 01:08.84 02:17.60 0.00
2 7 532431 MILLER Bode 1977 USA 01:08.04 01:09.63 02:17.67 0.44
3 17 50547 SCHOENFELDER Rainer 1977 AUT 01:08.77 01:09.01 02:17.78 1.14
4 5 50625 RAICH Benjamin 1978 AUT 01:08.44 01:09.93 02:18.37 4.87
5 49 102814 BOURQUE Francois 1984 CAN 01:09.30 01:09.12 02:18.42 5.18
6 3 292000 BLARDONE Massimiliano 1979 ITA 01:08.50 01:09.97 02:18.47 5.50
7 15 500139 NYBERG Fredrik 1969 SWE 01:08.75 01:09.87 02:18.62 6.45
8 64 534562 LIGETY Ted 1984 USA 01:10.06 01:08.59 02:18.65 6.64
9 4 100115 GRANDI Thomas 1972 CAN 01:10.04 01:08.80 02:18.84 7.84
10 37 292250 SCHIEPPATI Alberto 1981 ITA 01:10.17 01:08.70 02:18.87 8.03
11 16 421328 SVINDAL Aksel Lund 1982 NOR 01:09.25 01:09.69 02:18.94 8.47
12 6 180251 PALANDER Kalle 1977 FIN 01:09.11 01:09.87 02:18.98 8.73
13 11 50600 GOERGL Stephan 1978 AUT 01:09.16 01:09.88 02:19.04 9.10
14 45 50707 MATT Mario 1979 AUT 01:10.26 01:08.84 02:19.10 9.48
15 36 50742 REICHELT Hannes 1980 AUT 01:09.81 01:09.51 02:19.32 10.88
post #7 of 16
Wow check out Ligety's start number 64! He'll be a real threat with an earlier start. Great performance! Nice show by Canadian Bourque too, 5th place starting 49th.
post #8 of 16
And Ligety and Bourque are the youngest in the top 15 by a good margin. Nyberg is 36 or 37!
post #9 of 16
Bode's beefed up a lot, has he been on drugs or something

The "Mum & Dad" written on Ted Ligety's helmet was class

http://www.rusticspirit.com/tedligetyphotohistory/
post #10 of 16
I've been wondering how many companies have been trying to buy that spot away from Mom&DAD <tm>.
post #11 of 16
Quote:
Originally Posted by jstraw
I've been wondering how many companies have been trying to buy that spot away from Mom&DAD <tm>.
Maybe with this result, somebody finally will.
post #12 of 16
Quote:
Originally Posted by sjjohnston
Maybe with this result, somebody finally will.
Part of me would be tickled if he had his agent tell potential sponsors, that spot wasn't available. On the other hand, he probably looks forward to the rewards that come with success and the means to show his parents some appreciation.
post #13 of 16
Maier's first GS WC win post motorcycle accident! Passes Tomba on the total WC wins list. 51 victories, second only to Stenmark's 86. Hermann is the only skier to win season opener 4 times. He's so strong! I got all this information from http://www.skiracing.com/news/news_d...hp/2633/ALPINE
post #14 of 16
Maier did win the GS at Bormio last year. Not a World Cup race, but still .... He has had a few other non-GS wins since his accident, most importantly an overall World Cup title and ten or so races - all SG and DH, but still ....
post #15 of 16
I believe Ligety has the same agent as Bode Miller. The "Mom & Dad" is a variation on Bode's "For Rent" helmet of a few seasons ago, with a little different spin to it.

I'm sure he'll have a headgear sponsor at least before the Olympics.
post #16 of 16
Quote:
Originally Posted by sjjohnston
Maier did win the GS at Bormio last year. Not a World Cup race, but still .... He has had a few other non-GS wins since his accident, most importantly an overall World Cup title and ten or so races - all SG and DH, but still ....
Sure, I was suprised to read that Hermann hadn't won a WC GS since '01. That's why I mentioned it. I'm certainly not trying to depreciate his accomplishments. He was fourth in GS last year (finishing second twice, third twice, and fourth once), 17th the year before (and 1st overall), so his GS is improving. Bormio was the World Championship, more important than any one WC GS, in case anyone missed that subtle reference in sjjohnston's post. 14 of Maier's 51 WC victories were in GS, incuding three at Soelden.
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: General Skiing Discussion
EpicSki › The Barking Bear Forums › On the Snow (Skiing Forums) › General Skiing Discussion › World Cup- Starting up right where they left