Like Saturday, Ryan Cochran-Siegle won the Bormio training downhill. The American improved his stopwatch slightly to get ahead of Vincent Kriechmayr and Brice Roger. A second French skier ranked in the top 5: Matthieu Bailet.
Before the Super-G and the descent, skiers have the opportunity to do some scouting in Bormio. This Sunday, a second downhill training took place there. And like Saturday, it was Ryan Chochran-Siegle who set the best time. The American even subtracted a few tenths from his time the day before to prove that he will have to be counted on during these two Italian races.. His time of 1’58 ”38 allowed him to do three tenths better than Vincent Kriechmayr. Four hundredths behind the Austrian, we find the French Brice Roger. The native of Bourg-Saint-Maurice recovered very well from his fall the day before when he had broken a tooth. The Austrian Matthias Mayer was classified at the same time as him. To complete the top 5, we find another French skier: Matthieu Baillet. He was a little faster than Saturday and won a place.
Many French skiers were at Stelvio this Sunday. In addition to Roger and Baillet, four other tricolors were classified in the top 30: Maxence Muzaton (17th), Adrien Théaux (21st), Johan Clarey who opened the track (22nd) and Nils Allegre, the best tricolor of the first training . Alexis Pinturault, who is focused on Monday’s Super-G also took part but the leader of the general classification of the World Cup only placed 33rd. The Courchevel skier finished more than three seconds behind the best time of the day. Aleksander Aamodt Kilde and Marco Odermatt, his two main competitors in the big crystal globe race, did better than him today. Note that Nicolas Raffort (36th), Valentin Giraud Moine (39th) or Blaise Giezendanner (52nd) also crossed the finish line this Saturday. This is not the case for Roy Piccard who fell or Nils Alphand who injured his knee on Saturday.
Bormio downhill training – Saturday December 26, 2020
1- Ryan Cochran-Siegle (USA) in 1’58 ”38
2- Vincent Kriechmayr (AUT) at 0 ”30
3- Brice Roger (FRA) at 0 ”34
3- Matthias Mayer (AUT) at 0 ”34
5- Matthieu Bailet (FRA) at 1 ”06
6- Dominik Paris (ITA) at 1 ”20
7- Mauro Caviezel (SUI) at 1 ”28
8- Felix Monsen (SUE) at 1 ”34
9- Jared Goldberg (USA) at 1 ”39
10- Stefan Rogentin (SUI) at 1 ”50