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Ryan Cochran-Siegle’s First World Cup Win Is Also U.S. Men’s First Super-G Win In 14 Years

By Chrös McDougall | Dec. 29, 2020, 1:20 p.m. (ET)

Ryan Cochran-Siegle celebrates during the Audi FIS Alpine Ski World Cup Men's Downhill on Dec. 19, 2020 in Val Gardena Italy. 

 

Ryan Cochran-Siegle flew down the treacherous Stelvio track in Bormio, Italy, on Tuesday to claim his first world cup victory and the U.S. men’s first world cup super-G win in 14 years.

Starting with the No. 8 bib, the 2018 Olympian crossed the line in 1:29.49, beating second-place Vincent Kriechmayr of Austria by .79 of a second. Norway’s Adrian Smiseth Sejersted was third, .94 behind Cochran-Siegle.

The win marked the first by a U.S. man in a world cup super-G since Bode Miller won on Dec. 20, 2006, in Hinterstoder, Austria. The last time an American man won a super-G in a major race was Feb. 6, 2013, when Ted Ligety finished first at the world championships in Schladming, Austria.

Following Tuesday’s results, Cochran-Siegle ranks sixth in the season super-G standings and seventh overall.

Cochran-Siegle, a native of Starksboro, Vermont, and the son of 1972 Olympic slalom gold medalist Barbara Ann Cochran, is on a blazing path as of late.

The 28-year-old recorded his previous best world cup finish earlier this month when he took second in a downhill in Val Gardena-Groeden, Italy. Prior to Tuesday, his best finish in a world cup super-G was eighth, which he did one day before the downhill in Val Gardena-Groeden.

Over the weekend in Bormio, Cochran-Siegle also posted the fastest time in both downhill training runs. He’ll have an opportunity to prove those performances on Wednesday, when the Bormio world cup wraps up with a downhill.

Tuesday’s super-G had been set for Monday but was postponed due to heavy snow.

Chrös McDougall

Chrös McDougall has covered the Olympic and Paralympic movement for TeamUSA.org since 2009 on behalf of Red Line Editorial, Inc. He is based in Minneapolis-St. Paul.

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