Bode Miller becomes Hahnenkamm Champion

January 20th, 2008

Bode Miller was all around solid over the weekend in Kitzbühel, posting the second best time in the Downhill yesterday, and a respectable finish in the Slalom today, making the American Overall Hahnenkamm Champion. The Head racer finished in 2nd Place in the Downhill on the Streif, and in 14th in the Slalom, on the Ganslern run, to culminate his World Cup combined victory. Miller's ability to consistently perform on the World Cup of skiings' world class stage has made him the most successfull American skier in World Cup history with 28 wins.

Miller laid the foundation in the Downhill
Head's Miller forcefully navigated his line down the undoubtedly challenging Streif run in gusty wind conditions, and over the finishline to find himself in second place behind his Head Colleague Didier Cuche. At the World Cup Slalom event in Austria on Sunday, Bode Miller took two consistent runs that decided his respectable 14th Place finish, and secured a total combined time for the weekend of 3:39.86, a solid second ahead of the competition, to become the Kitzbühel Classics Overall Combined Champion.

Sensational weekend for Head
This weekend in Kitzbühel was all Head, with fantastic performances from Marco Buechel (1st), Hermann Maier (2nd), and Didier Cuche (3rd) in the Super-G, and with Didier Cuche(1st) and Bode Miller (2nd) topping the competition in the Downhill, the onlookers got a world class show from Head. In addition to these top results, the Combination Title that was accepted by Miller certainly iced Head's victory cake.