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World Cup Finals men’s downhill training start list released by FIS

Two Americans in field, including 20-year-old junior champion

Aspen Times staff report

Travis Ganong of the US reacts in the finish area during the men's downhill training at the 2017 Alpine Skiing World Championships in St. Moritz, Switzerland, Thursday, Feb. 9, 2017. (Alexandra Wey/Keystone via AP)

FIS officials Sunday night released the starting list for Monday's downhill training for the World Cup Finals at Aspen Mountain.

The men's downhill season title is down to Kjetil Jansrud of Norway and Italy's Peter Fill. Jansrud, who will wear bib No. 13, has a 33-point lead on Fill (bib No. 9).

There are 25 men in the field, including Americans Travis Ganong of Squaw Valley and 20-year-old Sam Morse of Sugarloaf, Maine. Morse won the Junior World Championships downhill last week in Are, Sweden.

"We all dream of going to the World Cup and hopefully this will launch me in that direction," Morse said last week after his win.

Fans can watch the training runs from the side of the America's Downhill course, but the grandstand in the finish area will not be open Monday.

Here is the starting list for the men's downhill training run, which begins at 9 a.m.

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Bib No., Skier, Country

1. Adrien Theaux, France

2. Guillermo Fayed, France

3. Matthias Mayer, Austria

4. Vincent Kriechmayr, Austria

5. Travis Ganong, USA

6. Max Franz, Austria

7. Bostjan Kline, Slovenia

8. Carlo Janka, Switzerland

9. Peter Fill, Italy

10. Manuel Osborne-Paradis, Canada

11. Hannes Reichelt, Austria

12. Aleksander Aamodt Kilde, Norway

13. Kjetil Jansrud, Norway

14. Patrick Kueng, Switzerland

15. Dominik Paris, Italy

16. Romed Baumann, Austria

17. Beat Feuz, Switzerland

18. Johan Clarey, France

19. Erik Guay, Canada

20. Andreas Sander, Germany

21. Mauro Caviezel, Switzerland

22. Thomas Dressen, Germany

23. Alexis Pinturault, France

24. Marcel Hirscher, Austria

25. Sam Morse, USA

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