Tommy Ford Sixth in Soelden
Tommy Ford had an incredible first Audi FIS Alpine Ski World Cup race of the season in Soelden, Austria with a sixth-place finish in the stacked men's alpine field. First run, Ford finished in 26th place but on his second run he clocked the fastest time in the field and is ending the weekend in Soelden with an overall top 10.
Teammate River Radamus finished with a 26th overall finish. Ryan Cochran-Siegle was 31st in his first run and just missed the flip for run two. Isaiah Nelson skied to 45th place in the first run at his first World Cup.
After variable weather conditions Friday and Saturday, the skies cleared making way for a sunny beautiful day in Soelden for the men’s first World Cup of the season. The track stayed fairly solid as more racers made their way down. The previous season’s Soelden champion, Swiss skier Marco Odermatt, secured the fastest overall time with a combined time of 2:04.72. Second-place finisher Zan Kranjec of Slovakia skied to 2:05.48 and Norway’s Henrik Kristoffersen took third with a combined time of 2:05.69. After the cancellation of Zermatt-Cervinia, the next men's World Cup stop is the parallel slalom in Lech/Zürs, Austria, November 12–13.
Men's giant slalom