Aksel Lund Svindal wins the 2008 Birds of Prey Downhill!
Congratulations to our Norwegian friend Aksel for his strong recovery after his season ending crash here on the Birds of Prey course in 2007.
Marco Buechel of Liechtenstein came in 2nd, and Canadian Erik Guay finished 3rd.
The Austrians and Swiss put up strong team totals today, as usual, but did not place a finisher in the top 3.
Congratulations also to American skier Steve Nyman on his very strong 7th place finish, just .72 second behind Aksel, the Norwegian winner.
Bode Miller did not finish the race, disappointing his US fans, but that's his style...going for broke, winning some, losing some, and doing it all "his way."