France's Antoine Deneriaz won the World Cup Finals men's DH Wednesday, while Austria's Renate Goetschl took the women's. Americans Daron Rahlves and Kirsten Clark both finished third respectively. Bode Miller finished 25th, out of the points.
The men's alpiners opened their Olympic events Sunday with the Men's Downhill and Bode Miller posted the top U.S. finish as he grabbed fifth. Antoine Deneriaz of France smoked the course and the field to win the gold medal.
The gold medal was decided, or so everyone thought. Bode, The Herminator and the rest of Alpine skiing's big boys were already done for, and a few were even congratulating the apparent champ at the bottom of the hill.