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Italians fastest on home course test run at Bormio

A cautious training run ahead of what many consider the toughest downhill of the World Cup circuit saw the home team excel at Bormio Italy this morning (Dec. 27). German Stephan Keppler recorded the fastest time down the Stelvio speed track, but would have been disqualified for missing a gate had it been race day. Matteo Marsaglia and Peter Fill, both Italians, had the next two fastest times respectively. The race is scheduled for Thursday, Dec. 29.

Adrien Theaux of France, Didier Cuche of Switzerland and Klaus Kroell of Austria were all among the fastest guys as might have been expected. Patrick Kueng, a Swiss, was fourth fastest and his teammate Vitus Lueoend punched in eighth fastest.

Erik Guay led a strong Canadian showing in ninth with Robbie Dixon 14th. Bode Miller led the US as is custom in tenth place. Marco Sullivan, 40th, was the next best US showing with Wiley Maple 43rd.

Marsaglia from earlier this season by Gepa

UNOFFICIAL RESULTS – FIRST TRAINING (PARTIAL)

Rank Bib FIS Code Name Year Nation Total Time
 1  6  201606 KEPPLER Stephan  1983  GER   2:01.15
 2  29  293550 MARSAGLIA Matteo  1985  ITA   2:01.49
 3  28  292455 FILL Peter  1982  ITA   2:01.56
 4  17  511139 KUENG Patrick  1984  SUI   2:01.63
 5  15  192746 THEAUX Adrien  1984  FRA   2:01.70
 6  20  510030 CUCHE Didier  1974  SUI   2:01.96
 7  12  50753 KROELL Klaus  1980  AUT   2:02.01
 8  13  102263 GUAY Erik  1981  CAN   2:02.63
 9  21  532431 MILLER Bode  1977  USA   2:02.64
 10  11  510727 DEFAGO Didier  1977  SUI   2:02.65
 11  26  191591 BERTRAND Yannick  1980  FRA   2:02.73
 12  7  501076 OLSSON Hans  1984  SWE   2:02.97
 13  23  102961 DIXON Robbie  1985  CAN   2:03.11
 14  5  291459 PARIS Dominik  1989  ITA   2:03.12
 15  3  192932 FAYED Guillermo  1985  FRA   2:03.15
 16  22  50742 REICHELT Hannes  1980  AUT   2:03.19
 17  19  421328 SVINDAL Aksel Lund  1982  NOR   2:03.21
 18  27  50858 STREITBERGER Georg  1981  AUT   2:03.24
 18  2  510767 HOFFMANN Ambrosi  1977  SUI   2:03.24
 20  4  102271 HUDEC Jan  1981  CAN   2:03.26
 21  16  511383 FEUZ Beat  1987  SUI   2:03.57
 22  18  51327 PUCHNER Joachim  1987  AUT   2:03.60
 23  10  51005 SCHEIBER Mario  1983  AUT   2:03.68
 24  25  560447 SPORN Andrej  1981  SLO   2:03.81
 25  1  292514 HEEL Werner  1982  ITA   2:04.18
 26  14  51215 BAUMANN Romed  1986  AUT   2:04.21
 27  9  510890 ZURBRIGGEN Silvan  1981  SUI   2:04.71
 28  24  511529 GISIN Marc  1988  SUI   2:10.09

Hank McKee

Senior Editor

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