Cochran-Siegle posts fastest time in downhill training run

The Associated Press
CORRECTS TO SUPER-G NOT DOWNHILL -Ryan Cochran-Siegle, of the United States, moves down the course during the men's World Cup super-G ski race in Lake Louise, Alberta, Sunday, Dec. 1, 2019. (Frank Gunn/The Canadian Press via AP)
CORRECTS TO SUPER-G NOT DOWNHILL -Ryan Cochran-Siegle, of the United States, moves down the course during the men's World Cup super-G ski race in Lake Louise, Alberta, Sunday, Dec. 1, 2019. (Frank Gunn/The Canadian Press via AP)

BEAVER CREEK, Colo. (AP) -- Ryan Cochran-Siegle of the United States posted the fastest time in a downhill training run along the challenging Birds of Prey course.

Cochran-Siegle said he flowed with the terrain as he finished in a time of 1 minute, 41.37 seconds Wednesday. He led Norway's Aleksander Aamodt Kilde by 0.24 seconds. Austrian Matthias Mayer, who won a super-G race last weekend in Lake Louise, Alberta, finished third in the training session.

The 27-year-old Cochran-Siegle is looking for his first World Cup podium finish this weekend. It was the first time he was credited with the top time in a World Cup training run. He finished third during downhill training in Bormio, Italy, last season, but on race day he didn't finish.

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That's why he's not reading too much into being on top of the leaderboard now.

''I just skied well today,'' Cochran-Siegle said. ''That's about it. Race day is a totally different ball game.''

The super-G will be held Friday, downhill on Saturday and giant slalom Sunday. Cochran-Siegle is slated to compete in all three.

Cochran-Siegle hails from Vermont and is the latest member of the ''Skiing Cochrans'' family to shine on the slopes. His mother, Barbara Ann, won the slalom at the 1972 Olympics.

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