Hirscher leads after run one with Kasper and Ligety in the hunt of Beaver Creek Slalom


HirscherThe Beaver Creek slalom first run was long and brutal, with 71 gates at the highest altitude course on the World Cup. Marcel Hirscher grabbed the first run lead just ahead of Italian Cristian DeVille who’s coach set the course, and the defending World Cup overall champion Ivica Kostelic. The two are tied .14 behind Hirscher.

Behind them sits a pair of Americans, Nolan Kasper and Ted Ligety. Outside of the team these results would be considered unexpected. Inside the team the thinking was that Will Brandenburg might have joined them near the top of the result list. Brandenburg was leading through two intervals before catching a tip and exiting the course.

Kasper’s result has to be considered a surprise, even though he won the Europa Cup slalom title last season. He had hip surgery over the summer and missed the bulk of the training season not getting back on snow until November. Add to that a virus that had him in the hospital earlier in the week.

“I could not eat for the last two days and have had no sleep, but it is a ski race,” he said, indicating it would have taken more than a mere virus to keep him from a World Cup start.

Ligety hasn’t been on a Cup slalom podium since 2008. “I made some little mistakes,” he said, “but it is fun to have a decent slalom run for a change.”

Three Canadians also made the cut for the second run, Julian Cousineau in 15th, Brad Spence 23rd and Michael Janyk 27th. Bode Miller qualified 28th.

Gepa image of Hirscher

Place   Beaver Creek (USA)   Discipline   Slalom
Date   08.12.2011   Category   FIS World Cup
Race codex   0490   Gender   M
Valid for FIS Points   NO   TD Name   Lashley Bradford (CAN)
       
  

UNOFFICIAL RESULTS
Rank Bib FIS Code Name Year Nation Run 1 Run 2 Total Time
 1  7  53831 HIRSCHER Marcel  1989  AUT   54.50    54.50
 2  11  291145 DEVILLE Cristian  1981  ITA   54.64    54.64
 2  5  380260 KOSTELIC Ivica  1979  CRO   54.64    54.64
 4  20  532138 KASPER Nolan  1989  USA   55.02    55.02
 5  18  534562 LIGETY Ted  1984  USA   55.15    55.15
 6  1  501017 MYHRER Andre  1983  SWE   55.16    55.16
 7  24  511174 VOGEL Markus  1984  SUI   55.26    55.26
 8  8  201702 NEUREUTHER Felix  1984  GER   55.32    55.32
 9  19  50624 PRANGER Manfred  1978  AUT   55.33    55.33
 10  4  292491 MOELGG Manfred  1982  ITA   55.39    55.39
 11  3  50707 MATT Mario  1979  AUT   55.46    55.46
 12  22  560355 VALENCIC Mitja  1978  SLO   55.55    55.55
 13  6  501111 HARGIN Mattias  1985  SWE   55.63    55.63
 14  9  501101 BYGGMARK Jens  1985  SWE   55.77    55.77
 15  29  202462 DOPFER Fritz  1987  GER   55.87    55.87
 15  21  102239 COUSINEAU Julien  1981  CAN   55.87    55.87
 17  40  293797 GROSS Stefano  1986  ITA   56.01    56.01
 18  16  50625 RAICH Benjamin  1978  AUT   56.13    56.13
 19  39  290732 THALER Patrick  1978  ITA   56.15    56.15
 20  13  293098 RAZZOLI Giuliano  1984  ITA   56.16    56.16
 21  23  500656 LARSSON Markus  1979  SWE   56.30    56.30
 22  43  50981 HOERL Wolfgang  1983  AUT   56.36    56.36
 23  26  102912 SPENCE Brad  1984  CAN   56.43    56.43
 24  45  510997 BERTHOD Marc  1983  SUI   56.49    56.49
 25  48  421669 HAUGEN Leif Kristian  1987  NOR   56.58    56.58
 26  49  150644 KRYZL Krystof  1986  CZE   56.61    56.61
 27  15  102435 JANYK Michael  1982  CAN   56.62    56.62
 28  32  532431 MILLER Bode  1977  USA   56.68    56.68
 28  12  192506 MISSILLIER Steve  1984  FRA   56.68    56.68
 30  47  50824 DREIER Christoph  1981  AUT   56.85    56.85
 31  50  192504 MERMILLOD BLONDIN Thomas  1984  FRA   56.92    56.92
 32  25  301709 YUASA Naoki  1983  JPN   56.96    56.96
 33  51  50931 BECHTER Patrick  1982  AUT   57.00    57.00
 33  30  534040 COCHRAN Jimmy  1981  USA   57.00    57.00
 35  34  511908 SCHMIDIGER Reto  1992  SUI   57.04    57.04
 36  31  421483 JANSRUD Kjetil  1985  NOR   57.14    57.14
 37  35  534508 CHODOUNSKY David  1984  USA   57.19    57.19
 38  38  930105 GRANSTROM Colby  1990  USA   57.28    57.28
 39  44  102727 STUTZ Paul  1983  CAN   57.43    57.43
 40  55  191750 FANARA Thomas  1981  FRA   57.50    57.50
 40  33  421328 SVINDAL Aksel Lund  1982  NOR   57.50    57.50
 42  53  501116 LAHDENPERAE Anton  1985  SWE   57.56    57.56
 43  17  510890 ZURBRIGGEN Silvan  1981  SUI   57.57    57.57
 44  46  150594 TREJBAL Filip  1985  CZE   57.59    57.59
 45  27  102922 WHITE Trevor  1984  CAN   57.75    57.75
 46  28  150398 BANK Ondrej  1980  CZE   58.08    58.08

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