Miller, Rahlves earn gold and silver in super G at World Cup Finals |

Miller, Rahlves earn gold and silver in super G at World Cup Finals

ARE, Sweden ” Bode Miller (Bretton Woods, N.H.) and Daron Rahlves (Sugar Bowl, Calif.), who tied for victory in the last super G of the 2005 season, finished 1-2 Thursday in super G at World Cup Finals. Overall, they have finished 1-2 or tied for a win six times since December 2004.

Miller, skiing ninth ” and after finishing second Wednesday in the final downhill of the season, finished in 1:27.78 for the 21st World Cup victory of his career. Rahlves was timed in 1:28.12 with Norway’s Aksel Lund Svindal third and Hermann Maier of Austria fourth; Svindal clinched the World Cup super G title by two points over Maier, succeeding Miller as super G champion.

Miller was the first of four U.S. skiers and hoped he could help his teammates with a strong course report. “When I came down, I was pretty sure someone would use the information I gave them on the course and ski a little it cleaner ” not necessarily that someone would out-ski me, but ski cleaner,” he said. “The mistakes that I made amounted to over a second …”

He said the courses provided serious challenges for everyone, especially in an event where racers don’t get a chance to train ” they just show up, inspect and race. “I had some good turns but also made a lot of mistakes,” Miller said.

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