Bode Miller threw it down hard to win the Audi Birds of Prey downhill in Beaver Creek, CO. It was the 33rd Audi FIS Alpine World Cup win of his career with a slim .04 margin over Swiss Beat Feuz. Ted Ligety was 22nd, with Marco Sullivan 28th and Erik Fisher 29th. Complete Results.
A few hours later, Lindsey Vonn (Vail, CO) captured a downhill win in Lake Louise, ALB. After her six-year downhill win string was snapped a year ago, Vonn came storming back Friday to win by 1.95 seconds over late-starting Tina Weirather of Liechtenstein. Complete Results.
This was the first time two Americans had won downhills on the same day since Dec. 2004 when Miller won in Beaver Creek and Vonn (then Kildow) captured the first win of her career in Lake Louise.