Pretty good race. Svindal looks like he's got some work to do. All the other big names including Raich, Miller, Ligety and Cuche skied well. Both Miller and Ligety looked good enough to win with a break here or there, I'd say nothing to worry about with either of them. Ligety, in particular, looks very comfortable in GS. Other than Albrecht, the winner and again a possible overall candidate, the revelation is Cuche, who again skied better in GS than most expected him to. The Swiss have a nice combination with those two. Don't know if Albrecht can hang over a full season (he came on strong then faded last year) or if Cuche can always ski so strongly in GS, especially once speed races begin and he's got to keep his training geared to that. And he's not getting any younger. Still, impressive start for the Swiss most of all, then for the Americans.
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10/26/08 at 7:54am