Miller on the podium at Wengen

January 17th, 2009

Bode Miller rushes on the podium of the legendary Downhill race at Wengen. The HEAD racer finished second on the Lauberhorn course and returns under the top athletes of the World Cup ranking.

Two tenths of a second missing for the hattrick.

Sunshine and an extremely hard preparation of the course made the 79th edition of the Lauberhorn race a tough one. Presenting himself in top condition Bode Miller scored second place in 2:32.18 minutes on the longest Downhill course of the World Cup. Having won this race classic in 2007 and 2008 the HEAD racer missed the hattrick by only 0.2 seconds, proving on the icy course that he is back.

Miller is back in the race for the Downhill-Globe

Scoring 80 points for second place, Miller is back on track for the Downhill World Cup. With a gap of only five points the Downhill crown is close enough to put a hand on it for the HEAD athlete. With the legendary Streif in Kitzbühel (Austria) next week, Miller has the chance to capture back the lead in the Downhill World Cup.