WEND’s Tommy Ford finishes 19th in Adelboden

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HIGHLIGHTS

  • Tommy Ford was the top U.S. finisher in 19th.
  • Brennan Rubie took his first giant slalom points in 24th.
  • Ryan Cochran-Siegle (Starksboro, VT) did not qualify for second run.
  • Hig Roberts (Steamboat Springs, CO), who recently won a NorAm GS in Vermont, made his return to the World Cup, but did not finish first run. David Chodounsky (Crested Butte, CO) also DNFed first run.
  • Ted Ligety (Park City, UT) has been battling back pain and decided to sit out the race. Tim Jitloff (Park City, UT) also did not start.
  • Road to Aspen: Marcel Hirscher continues to lead the overall hunt with 833 points, but Pinturault continues to add points, moving up to second place in the overall ahead of Kjetil Jansrud of Norway. The two also sit 1-2 in the giant slalom standings.
  • Next, the men race slalom at Adelboden on Sunday.

QUOTES

Tommy Ford I thought I skied well. It’s dark light and I was moving well through most of the course. I had a hard time generating on that set and on the bottom, it’s just getting used to it. It’s definitely a challenging bottom section, but I’m happy to have more time on it and get points. (The light was) pretty flat. You can’t see any of those micro-terrains. You see people getting their feet thrown up and there are some little crossruts in there. It’s all feel. You just have to have a good inspection.

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