Bode Miller was eighth in the second Chamonix downhill, just one day after missing a win by one-hundredth of a second (Getty Images/Agence Zoom - Vianney Thibaut)
CHAMONIX, France (Feb. 4) - Bode Miller (Franconia, NH) was surprised by his monster flight off the final jump and finished eighth in the second Audi FIS Alpine World Cup downhill staged in Chamonix. Canadians Jan Hudec, Erik Guay and Benjamin Thomsen piled into the top five finishing first, third and fifth. Erik Fisher (Middleton, ID) produced another strong performance with 12th for the second straight day.
Bode Miller was eighth in the second of two downhills in Chamonix
Miller flew farther than expected off the final jump and lost time into the finish
Miller was second in the opening downhill by .01 seconds
Erik Fisher matched his result from the opening downhill with another 12th
Canadians Jan Hudec, Erik Guay and Benjamin Thomsen finished 1-3-5
Swiss Didier Cuche was seventh and retained the World Cup lead for downhill
A super combined is scheduled for Sunday to close the weekend in Chamonix
Miller and Wiley Maple (Aspen, CO) are slated to start the super combined
QUOTES Sasha Rearick, men's Head Coach Bode [Miller] was pushing hard and just got caught up a couple of times then he flew pretty far on the bottom jump and lost a bunch of time. It also knocked him off his timing a little bit.
[Erik] Fisher did a good job of building off of yesterday and actually skied some of the technical turns much better today.
Wiley [Maple] lost a ski and slid into the fence, but he's just fine. He's headed up to do some slalom training right now to get ready for tomorrow's super combined.
Those Canadians put on quite a show. They lit it up.