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post #91 of 363

Bode put down the fastest training time at Kitbuehl, almost a full second ahead of Svindal.

 

http://www.fis-ski.com/alpine-skiing/events-and-places/event=33441/race=75224/index.html

post #92 of 363
Bode has been on record for a long time, in the press, and particularly with friends, that this is the one win that has eluded him in his career and the one win that he wants more than any other. This personally means more to him than any other…surely more than Sochi. I also think that his WC peers would LOVE to see him win it. 
 
I would not bet against him. He'll take every chance possible, push at every opportunity, is more fit than he ever has been, and obviously he has GREAT skis. He also has more experience there than anyone else in the hunt. I hope it falls into place. 
 
Good luck Bode. Send it. 
post #93 of 363
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Originally Posted by CluelessGaper59 View Post
 

Bode put down the fastest training time at Kitbuehl, almost a full second ahead of Svindal.

 

http://www.fis-ski.com/alpine-skiing/events-and-places/event=33441/race=75224/index.html


He already has the best recovery video from that DH, after riding the fence.  Perhaps he wins it this time.  It would be fitting.

 

post #94 of 363
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Originally Posted by quant2325 View Post
 


He already has the best recovery video from that DH, after riding the fence.  Perhaps he wins it this time.  It would be fitting.

 

 

Wow. That he is able do such things and stay on his feet is impressive. That he is able to do so and still put a fast time on the board is simply unreal.

post #95 of 363

That ride on the fence was in 2008. He finished in second, behind Cuche. Even more amazing is that the start had been lowered about 50M that year, because of wind. So…..he scrubbed a ton of speed in a slower race, then went after it, and was still second. Klammer says it's the most amazing thing he's ever seen at the race.

 

At Bode's age, season long goals are tough. Like winning the DH globe. But he does not want to be the best DHer in history to NOT win at Kitz. We wants this so much. This has been a huge focus of his, his coaches, and his tech since he resumed training this summer.  I'm reasonably in the loop on this one. His entire season is aimed at this…..despite the usual Olympics/Bode/etc. hype. He wants the Olympics to be a great experience for his wife, his daughter, his family. He wants to enjoy it.  But he wants the win at Kitz, and many of his fans want it for him almost as badly as he does. I hope so much to see it happen. 

 

Good luck Bode. Send it. 

post #96 of 363
When is the Downhill from Kitzbuhel televised?

Interesting that it's a course that hasn't been run since 98. Because of lousy weather- rain.
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The last time a downhill race in Kitbuehel was held on this variation of the course was in 1998 when Didier Cuche earned his first World Cup victory by winning the Sprint downhill race (consisting of two DH runs) which took place that year. Before that, the same course was raced on in 1972 and Austrian Karl Schranz won the race. 

But today, Bode Miller was the man to beat today as he crushed the rest of the field by a substantial margin. The closest skier to Miller’s time was Aksel Lund Svindal who finished 0.96 seconds off the American’s pace while third ranked Hannes Reichelt was already 2.35 seconds behind.

The American didn’t seem to mind the new course layout.
“It’s something we don’t see so often, coming from a road into a turn like the one here and it’s challenging. There is no question it’s still difficult, it might not be the Hausberg but it’s a different set of skills you have to test here and it’s cool that no one skis this slope so it’s even for everybody,” he said about the variation.
from:
http://www.fis-ski.com/alpine-skiing/news-multimedia/news/article=miller-far-ahead-kitzbuehel-training.html
Edited by Tog - 1/23/14 at 3:36pm
post #97 of 363

I was just watching the Wengen Slalom on DishWorld. Bode was the only American to make the second run, and he finished!

 

Here's US broadcast schedule...

 

http://universalsports.com/2013/10/08/2013-fis-world-cup-viewing-schedule

 

1/24  Alpine WC: Kitzbuhel: Men’s DH TV: 10:30amET / Online: TBD
post #98 of 363
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Originally Posted by jc-ski View Post
 

I was just watching the Wengen Slalom on DishWorld. Bode was the only American to make the second run, and he finished!

 

Here's US broadcast schedule...

 

http://universalsports.com/2013/10/08/2013-fis-world-cup-viewing-schedule

 

1/24  Alpine WC: Kitzbuhel: Men’s DH TV: 10:30amET / Online: TBD

 

Bull in a China Shop? :)

Great that he finished. It would be awesome for him to get a medal in the combined in Sochi.

 

edit:

Here's the Super Combined from Wengen. Pretty rough in the salom but he finished. Made up for a lot in the downhill portion with a pretty cool finish. Got 8th!

 

http://youtu.be/uJu6DtvhHXw

 

5th in the Lauberhorn Downhill at Wengen!

Was going to try and tie Franz Klammer to be the only ones to win it 3 times. Oh well. 5th is good though.

 

(not Bode on the stop screen here)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8l8JkYTWPKI


Edited by Tog - 1/23/14 at 7:19pm
post #99 of 363
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Originally Posted by quant2325 View Post
 


He already has the best recovery video from that DH, after riding the fence.  Perhaps he wins it this time.  It would be fitting.

 


I think his run in 2012 was a bit more impressive.

 

post #100 of 363

Here's a good one at Wengen. Not sure what year. 2008?

 

http://youtu.be/DjnboNgyI5Y

post #101 of 363

I wonder if whenever Bode retires from WC racing if he might dabble in Skier Cross, or Rahlves' Banzai Tour, something like that. Seems like Rahlves he would probably kick some serious butt! Would love to see it!  ;-)

 

http://www.rahlvesbanzai.com

post #102 of 363

We will find out tomorrow...  Really, really want to send positive vibes to Mr. Bode Miller.  He would have had it 2 years ago, if it wasn't for Cuche just being a little stronger at the bottom.

 

Good luck Bode!

post #103 of 363

Bode runs #11, in less than 9 hours. 

 

Best of luck to him. Sending all possible good thoughts. He deserves this one. 

 

Send it, Bode!!

post #104 of 363
Here's the start list of the first 30 for Saturday.
The start is at 11:45am in Kitzbuhel which is 5:45am Eastern Time US
Here's the live timing link:
 
Universal will broadcast live at 5:30am Eastern, 2:30am Pacific Time
 
This link may work too to watch online streaming. It's CBC. May only work from Canada. Starts at 5:45am.
 
Go Bode!!
 
 
1 191964
FRA
POISSON David
1982 Salomon
2 293141
ITA
VARETTONI Silvano
1984 Head
3 51215
AUT
BAUMANN Romed
1986 Blizzard
4 50858
AUT
STREITBERGER Georg
1981 Head
5 51332
AUT
SCHEIBER Florian
1987 Salomon
6 51327
AUT
PUCHNER Joachim
1987 Atomic
7 533866
USA
NYMAN Steven
1982 Fischer
8 53902
AUT
MAYER Matthias
1990 Head
9 292455
ITA
FILL Peter
1982 Atomic
10 191740
FRA
CLAREY Johan
1981 Head
11 532431
USA
MILLER Bode
1977 Head
12 292514
ITA
HEEL Werner
1982 Atomic
13 53817
AUT
FRANZ Max
1989 Atomic
14 421483
NOR
JANSRUD Kjetil
1985 Head
15 511383
SUI
FEUZ Beat
1987 Head
16 291459
ITA
PARIS Dominik
1989 Nordica
17 50753
AUT
KROELL Klaus
1980 Salomon
18 421328
NOR
SVINDAL Aksel Lund
1982 Head
19 192746
FRA
THEAUX Adrien
1984 Salomon
20 293006
ITA
INNERHOFER Christof
1984 Rossignol
21 511139
SUI
KUENG Patrick
1984 Salomon
22 50742
AUT
REICHELT Hannes
1980 Salomon
23 194190
FRA
ROGER Brice
1990 Rossignol
24 102899
CAN
OSBORNE-PARADIS Manuel
1984 Rossignol
25 510727
SUI
DEFAGO Didier
1977 Rossignol
26 533131
USA
SULLIVAN Marco
1980 Atomic
27 561067
SLO
PERKO Rok
1985 Stoeckli
28 192932
FRA
FAYED Guillermo
1985 Head
29 530874
USA
GANONG Travis
1988 Atomic
30 560447
SLO
SPORN Andrej
1981 Elan

 

 

Here's Bode winning in Downhill Bormio. 2005. In German. "Bohdee Millah"

Start is at 0:50

 

http://youtu.be/wqOmgou6jzk

 

And here's one of the greatest of all time with 4 Hahnenkamm victories, Franz Klammer.

1976 Innsbruck Olympics.

An incredible victory. One of the top sporting performances ever.

 

http://youtu.be/tVMJKIx34SE


Edited by Tog - 1/24/14 at 9:26pm
post #105 of 363
Quote:

And here's one of the greatest of all time with 4 Hahnenkamm victories, Franz Klammer.

1976 Innsbruck Olympics.

An incredible victory. One of the top sporting performances ever.

 

http://youtu.be/tVMJKIx34SE

Thanks for that link.  Muleski and I were at a race with the Colby team in a northern Vermont hotel that night, and watched that run twice in English, then two more times in French Canadian.

 

Nothing I'd rather see than Bode with a Kitz gondola bearing his name.

post #106 of 363
Warning: Spoiler! He just went.... (Click to show)
He just finished!
Currently in 1st, but Svindal is coming....
Bode is 0.94 ahead of second. with a 2:03.72
Now 0.64 ahead....of bib 13 Max Franz of Austria....
Bib 18...Svindal is next!!....
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1st split 0.21+...nice, he's behind already
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3rd split 0.92+...looking good for Bode!
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4th split 1.04+...looking even better!
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5th split...0.25+ damn Bode must've been slow there Svindal is gaining fast! Made up 0.8 sec!
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7th split...+0.01 oh no!!! not looking good at all. Svindal must be cranking! He'll pass Bode unless a mistake...
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Finish....Svindal ...0.13 ahead...Damn. Bode's in second. Man, he must've went for it on some turn between 4 and 5 splits and missed it.
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Gets worse! Hannes Reichelt of Austris ,Bib 20, is 0.21 ahead of Svindal. Bode in 3rd at +0.34
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Travis Ganong at +1.03 and 7th
 

Above Spoilers contain split times for Bode's run

Live Timing from FIS worked!


Edited by Tog - 1/25/14 at 2:13pm
post #107 of 363

I was impressed to see another American from  do well (this comment doesn't need to be spoiler alerted).

 

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Travis Ganong has another top 10.
post #108 of 363
Good for a guy who took a year off. At least two sites have it at .34, not .44.
post #109 of 363

Another great effort by Bode. Obviously if he had not high sided, he would have won. It also seems like his line choice was a big help via the radio chatter to the rest of the field running later….but that's part of the deal. Svindal is the strongest skier on the WC, and his skis are as fast as Bode's. Good for an Austrian to win. Huge. But I absolutely agree with Newfy…..I would love to see Bode's name on a Kitz gondi. My son, now a coach, said last night what I've been thinking all year. Bode should not be the best DHer never to have a win at Kitz. I don't know if he has enough in the tank for another year, but I would not be surprised to see him hang in, and retire after the 2015 Vail/BC WC's. I am so bummed about today…but still he's come back to have some great skiing under his feet, and he seems to be at peace in so many ways. Seeing him with his wife and his daughter at Beaver creek was great. I've seen a lot of him since he was about 12 years old, and he seems to just be in a great place. He's clearly in the best shape of his life. I really thought it would come together today. Not to be. 

 

Agree 100% with Newfy on Klammer's run, and remember that run like it was yesterday. Many years later, we were in Vail during the American Ski Classic {1987} and I practically ran over a group of kids to get a number of FK autographs; some of my prized ski house possessions are FK autographed gloves, pics, and an autographed 1976 Sports Illustrated cover. As I mentioned a few posts ago, Klammer feels that Bode's recovery from the fence to finish 2nd is the most amazing run on the hill that he's ever seen. I think most of us nutty fans would put Klammer's gold medal run at the top. Sheer guts and determination. as they were saying on the Quebec TV that day "Allez Klammer, medaille d'or!!"

 

Bode, huge admiration for your year, in every respect. 

post #110 of 363

Yea bit of a bummer since he was doing so well.

Still haven't seen it.

Here's the winning run by Hannes Reichelt

 

http://youtu.be/kw6rdHOUkb4

 

Here's an article on Bode after.

http://www.usatoday.com/story/sports/olympics/sochi/2014/01/25/bode-miller-third-downhill-in-kitzbuehel/4888811/

 

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Originally Posted by newfydog View Post
 
Quote:

And here's one of the greatest of all time with 4 Hahnenkamm victories, Franz Klammer.

1976 Innsbruck Olympics.

An incredible victory. One of the top sporting performances ever.

http://youtu.be/tVMJKIx34SE

Thanks for that link.  Muleski and I were at a race with the Colby team in a northern Vermont hotel that night, and watched that run twice in English, then two more times in French Canadian.

 

Nothing I'd rather see than Bode with a Kitz gondola bearing his name.

 

Well why not show it again. In German. Different angles. Not live tv but impressionistic with some live tv. First part is the school kids getting out to watch it and people in the town.

So much pressure on one guy expected to win. An entire country. Probably not till last summer with Andy Murray at Wimbledon did one person have so much riding on it for a country.

 

http://youtu.be/Q46vCLkN_T8

post #111 of 363

POV camera run of the course by Hans Knauss, interview with Der Governator, Bode's run at 4:50, Svindal at 9:00, Reichelt at 11:00...

 

 

post #112 of 363

More news:

 

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Bode takes 2nd in the SG, with Travis Ganong in 6th.  Ligety podiums in the SC with Jared Goldberg in 11th and Tim Jitloff in 13th.  So, does Goldberg make the Olympics? Yes.
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Edited by quant2325 - 1/27/14 at 12:17am
post #113 of 363

As disappointing as it was for him not to win the DH on Saturday, it was a good weekend. He placed second and third, with the second in the SG back by 0.05 seconds. Pretty impressive. Sounds like what really killed him about the DH was making a mistake rotating in a flat section.

He certainly provides a lot to the sport. Even understanding none of the German, you can hear the excitement and expectations the announcers have for him.

So all in all, a good weekend for Bode!

post #114 of 363

Reichelt did it with some serious back pain--he's in surgery today.

 

http://skiracing.com/stories/reichelts-olympic-dream-burst-and-season-over-following-back-surgery/

post #115 of 363
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Originally Posted by Tog View Post
 

As disappointing as it was for him not to win the DH on Saturday, it was a good weekend. He placed second and third, with the second in the SG back by 0.05 seconds. Pretty impressive. Sounds like what really killed him about the DH was making a mistake rotating in a flat section.

He certainly provides a lot to the sport. Even understanding none of the German, you can hear the excitement and expectations the announcers have for him.

So all in all, a good weekend for Bode!

Similar to four years ago, he is peaking right before the Olympics.  Miller and Ligety will obviously be watched as medal contenders and/or favorites, but there are two other "B" racers who could possible podium in the SC and speed events, and they seem to be skiing as fast or faster than Weinbrecht right now. The Olympics is just another race, but it is the surprises that makes it so interesting.  

post #116 of 363
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Originally Posted by Christy319 View Post
 

Reichelt did it with some serious back pain--he's in surgery today.

 

http://skiracing.com/stories/reichelts-olympic-dream-burst-and-season-over-following-back-surgery/

That's impressive.

 

Interesting radio piece on the Hahnenkamm.

This is the most challenging downhill ski race in the world

PRI's The World

Producer Carol Hills

January 24, 2014

http://www.pri.org/stories/2014-01-24/downhill-skiing-race-may-be-old-its-tough-any-youll-see

post #117 of 363

Found a video of Bode throwing the heli at the non FIS event JohnnyStyle mentioned above.  As if I needed another reason to LOVE this guy

 

post #118 of 363

Great results for Bode but not what he needed for his legacy. 

On the brighter side, maybe it will motivate him to entertain us for another season!

post #119 of 363

Once Bode retires, I hope a very long time from now, ski racing will NOT have the same flavour as it does now!

post #120 of 363

Maybe, but they'll be someone who comes along. Hermann Maier brought the sport to a new level. Bode's done it in a way that's not that transferable. You wouldn't teach people to ski like him necessarily.

His exploits are legendary and the risks he's taken on certain courses - the toughest ones like the Hahnenkamm and the Lauberhorn, will inspire those who actually race them for years.

 

He's going into the Olympics in good shape. Both mentally and physically. It's too bad about Kitzbuhel, but he did well. He could've taken those risks and DNF'd. Instead he got 3rd and second, missing winning by 5 /100ths. For most that would be great.

I think he'll go for it in Sochi in a way that's not reckless. Will it work out? Who knows. The margins in ski racing are so slim. The tiniest of things can make the difference. He will be fun to watch though. A must see of the Olympics, for every event that he races.

 

Here's a piece that NBC has done for the Olympics. The interesting thing is the difference between Vancouver and Torino. It's not quite what you'd think.

 

On the Edge: Bode Miller Profile

http://youtu.be/CyBb0wQGPJw

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