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post #1 of 7
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Well Race Fans....Here it is....

Daron Rahlves ""RIPS"" an awesome run....


Team U.S.A....had some fast skis....to bad that Bode was a D.N.F.
he was .24 ahead before he blew-out of the course at the bottom.
post #2 of 7
Wait a minute Joe, there are twelve more racers to go.

Hooray for Daron! It's a fine day for American racing. [img]graemlins/thumbsup.gif[/img]

Too bad for Bode, leading at every interval only to crash-out before the finish.

[ December 05, 2003, 12:58 PM: Message edited by: Inspector Gadget ]
post #3 of 7
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Rahlves Wins Beaver Creek DH-1

BEAVER CREEK, Colo. (Dec. 5) - Daron Rahlves (Sugar Bowl, CA), battling the remnants of a cold but skiing with double motivation, tore through Birds of Prey's heralded speed run Friday and won his fifth World Cup downhill. Norway's Bjarne Solbakken and Austrian Stephan Eberharter tied for second while Bode Miller (Franconia, NH) crashed after leading midway through the race and Bryon Friedman (Park City, UT), skiing 40th, was an unofficial 23rd for his first World Cup points.

The race, which was moved Wednesday because of poor conditions in Val d'Isere, France, tentatively is scheduled to be shown on Outdoor Life Network on Saturday, Dec. 13 at 7 p.m. EST with a repeat broadcast Dec. 14 at 5 p.m. EST.

Rahlves, whose winning time was an unofficial 1:39.59, was hit by the cold last week at Lake Louise in the Canadian Rockies and has battled it since arriving in Beaver Creek. However, he said he was inspired by Thursday's injury to teammate Marco Sullivan (Squaw Valley, CA), a close friend from the Lake Tahoe area, in the lone training run for the three days of racing at the Chevy Truck Birds of Prey World Cup.

"I've wanted to win in the United States and I just skied with my heart today, and I wanted to do well for Marco," Rahlves said. "That [the two goals] was a lot of motivation there." He spoke with Sullivan, who was at the Steadman-Hawkins Clinic in nearby Vail, facing knee surgery after a training run crash, but Rahlves didn't get to see him because of pre-race preparations, he said.

"It was definitely a good run. I took maximum risks all the way. I still wasn't feeling like I had all the energy I wanted," Rahlves said, "but it was one of those runs you pull everything. I hammered as hard as I could...

"I've been sick – it's been a battle all week to get back, and I wasn't as close as I wanted, but I love this hill and I told myself, 'It's one run and I can make it happen.'"
post #4 of 7
Bode slips to 3rd overall in the World Cup standings - behind Walchofer and ze herminator.... go Rahlves. Tough SOB.

Oh yeah, and what about the women? Clarkie with another podium today at the Lake Louise DH, and Lalive finds the finish for 10th. Podiums are good. Yes they are.
post #5 of 7
All round, it was a great day for the U.S. team. And to think it could have been that much better; but, at least those that didn't have a good day will live to fight another day.

Like tomorrow! [img]graemlins/thumbsup.gif[/img]

Now if we could only get people to stop post the results in the title of their posts.

What? I didn't mention ikuY by name. It wasn't my idea to hold your monitor up to the mirror.

post #6 of 7
God! I don't know what overcame me. I got so excited I darned near wet myself too.

ikuY .... er Yuki ... OK, I'm out'a the closet ... [img]redface.gif[/img]
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