Travis Ganong skis to 12th in the Garmisch downhill. (Getty Images/Agence Zoom-Alain Grosclaude)
GARMISCH-PARTENKIRCHEN, Germany (Jan. 28, 2017) – Travis Ganong (Squaw Valley, CA) was again the top American down the dark Kandahar downhill, this time finishing 12th.
Saturday’s race was the official Audi FIS Ski World Cup downhill day in Garmisch, as Friday’s race was a makeup race from Wengen. While Ganong won in yesterday’s attempt, he skied the rough and bumpy course to finish just outside of the top 10 in 12th Saturday.
Hannes Reichelt of Austria was untouchable in the final downhill before the World Championships in St. Moritz kicks off in February, taking the win. Peter Fill of Italy was second and Beat Feuz of Switzerland third.
The rest of the American Downhillers finished in the points, with Bryce Bennett (Squaw Valley, CA) 22nd, Jared Goldberg (Holladay, UT) 26th, Tommy Biesemeyer (Keene, NY) 27th and Andrew Weibrecht (Lake Placid, NY) 28th.
To finish the weekend, the men race giant slalom on Sunday in Garmisch. NBCSN will air the second run live at 7 a.m. EST.
Travis Ganong was 12th in the Garmisch-Partenkirchen downhill.
It was the final downhill before the World Championships in St. Moritz.
All of the Americans finished in the points.
Hannes Reichelt of Austria won the race - his 12th career win.
ROAD TO ASPEN: With his second place finish, Peter Fill of Italy moves into first in the downhill standings over yesterday’s second place finisher Kjetil Jansrud. Though he didn’t race, Marcel Hirscher maintains a huge lead in the overall World Cup standings.
Catch tomorrow’s giant slalom from Garmisch LIVE on NBCSN at 7:00 a.m. ET.
BROADCAST & LIVE STREAMING (times EST) All events streaming live on nbcsports.com/live.
Sunday, Jan. 29 4:15 a.m. – Men's giant slalom, run 1, Garmisch-Partenkirchen – nbcsports.com – LIVE STREAMING 7:00 a.m. – Men's giant slalom, run 2, Garmisch-Partenkirchen – NBCSN 7:15 a.m. – Men's giant slalom, run 2, Garmisch-Partenkirchen – nbcsports.com – LIVE STREAMING