Bode Miller captures the podium at the World Cup classic at Val Gardena/Gröden. At the traditional Downhill course in the Italian Gardena-Valley the HEAD pilot finished second on the legendary Saslong slope.
A technically clean run down the Saslong slope
On the shortened course and with light snowfall Bode Miller showed an impressive performance. The Saslong was peppered with lots of challenges but the winner of the Overall World Cup last year, kept everything under control. The HEAD athlete carved cleanly towards the finish line, and on the Ciaslat-hayfield he swallowed all bumps as if they wouldn’t exist. Scoring 1:50.95 minutes he missed victory by a heartbeat.
On track to go for the title
Performing much better in Gröden than in the most recent races before, Miller scored 80 points for second place and demonstrated that he’s the man to count on, and the 30-year old American is on track to go for the Downhill World Cup. Right after Christmas the next classic Downhill takes place in Bormio, Italy where Miller will try to proceed his chase.