Hermann Maier and the rest of the men's World Cup downhill field look to tackle Beaver Creek, CO's formidable course this weekend. Maier will be going for his 31st WC win and his sixth title on the Birds of Prey course.
France's Antoine Deneriaz captured a World Cup downhill Saturday in which seven Austrians finished among the top 10. Deneriaz posted his third World Cup victory in defending last year's title on this course.
Gilles Jaquet of France won the qualifying event with a time of 35.69 seconds, while American Chris Klug finished 11th in the one-run event, placing him in the 16-man, head-to-head final to be contested Friday.