Radamus Fourth in Men’s Alpine Combined
In the first men's event at the 2023 World Alpine Ski Championships, Stifel U.S. Alpine Ski Team athlete River Radamus set the pace for the men’s alpine combined in fourth place.
Radamus had a fiery first run in the super-G going from bib 25 to fifth position. Given that some speed skiers didn't start the slalom run, he bumped up to fourth place before the slalom and skied a strong slalom run to finish just off the podium in fourth. Radamus is no stranger to fourth place, after finishing in fourth place twice in the 2022 Olympic Games.
“I am happy with my intensity. I have not skied a lot of slalom, so I pushed as hard as I could,” said Radamus. “Fourth stings a little, but I pushed as hard as I could.”
Erik Arvidsson was the next best finisher for the day in ninth place, taking ninth place in the slalom -- quite a feat for the speed skier. Ryan Cochran-Siegle was right behind Arvidsson in 10th and Luke Winters did not finish the slalom.
The sun shone again down on the finish with clear blue skies ahead, and a loud crowd of fans. The men’s alpine combined winner went to home-country favorite Alexis Pinturault, while second and third went to Austrian skiers Marco Schwarz and Raphael Haaser.
Now the week of events will turn back to Meribel for the women’s super-G on Wednesday.
Men's Alpine Combined
HOW TO WATCH
Wednesday, Feb. 8
5:30 a.m. - women's super-G - Peacock, skiandsnowboard.live