Austria's Christoph Gruber posted the fastest time in a men's downhill training session at the Alpine Skiing World Championships on Tuesday, ahead of teammate Fritz Strobl and the surprising Finlay Mickel of Britain.
For the past year, Daron Rahlves has been in the spotlight as the unlikely world champion who defeated the mighty Austrian alpine skiers on their own slopes. Sunday, he gets another chance--this time on American snow.
Bode Miller looked primed for his third World Cup win in a week. But after two victories last week Miller fell just a few gates into his final run in the World Cup giant slalom in Italy. France's Frederic Covili took home the gold.