Miller wins super combi, clinches title; storm postpones DH
February 3, 2008
VAL d’ISERE, France ” World Cup overall leader Bode Miller won a super combined Sunday to clinch the World Cup combined title. The super combined blends a shortened downhill and one run of slalom.
Winds and a storm that dropped nearly two feet of snow forced the cancellation of a men’s World Cup downhill Saturday on the 1992 Olympic Bellevarde course. The race has yet to be rescheduled.
Truckee’s Marco Sullivan, who won his first World Cup a week ago in another downhill in Chamonix, France, was disappointed about the cancellation.
“It was good to get a couple of training runs on the World Champs course. Unfortunately, we can’t race it,” Sullivan said. “I’m skiing well and I would have preferred to race. This is the first time we’ve had a race canceled in a while, so we’ve been pretty lucky.
“I’m looking forward to getting some good rest at home and getting ready for the next races.”
After adding his fifth victory of the winter, Miller padded his overall lead to 122 points over Benjamin Raich of Austria. American Ted Ligety, who finished 39th, is sixth overall.