World Cup Finals men’s downhill training start list released by FIS
Two Americans in field, including 20-year-old junior champion
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.
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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