Men’s Downhill Canceled After 24 Racers
On Friday, the Stifel America’s Downhill was canceled due to unfavorable weather after 24 racers crossed the line. Stifel U.S. Alpine Team’s own Ryan Cochran-Siegle ran bib five, he put down an excellent run that had him sitting on the podium in third place.
"I was happy with my run, I felt like I was skiing with good intensity," said Cochran-Siegle. "I felt like I executed how I want to do with a touch of over skiing, so that'd be the one thing I will look back on and fix."
Unfortunately, around bib 10 the weather turned to wind and snowy conditions. The times severely dropped off, with some of the top downhill skiers coming in two to four seconds behind the pace, which is not common. At around 12:45 p.m. MT, the race was called.
"I think conditions have changed a lot, so I think it's a very different race now with changing wind and light. I think as skiers you want a fair race and I don't know if that's really the case at this point," said Cochran-Siegle.
Travis Ganong did not finish his run and Jared Goldberg was in the top 20 before the race was called off.
There will be another downhill on Saturday and a super-G on Sunday.
HOW TO WATCH
1:00 p.m. ET - men's downhill, Aspen - LIVE on NBC and Peacock, and on Outside+