Miller, Rahlves set for Olympic downhill

Feb. 11, 2006 at 11:13 AM
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SESTIERE, Italy, Feb. 11 (UPI) -- Americans Bode Miller and Daron Rahlves enjoyed uneventful downhill training runs Saturday on the eve of one of the Winter Olympics' glamour events.

The United States skiers are among the favorites in the prestigious race and they will be joined by teammates Steven Nyman and Scott Macartney.

Macartney won a ski-off Saturday over Marco Sullivan to claim the final spot on the American team. Macartney finished eighth in Saturday's training run while Sullivan was 18th.

The best training time was turned in by Antoine Deneriaz of France, followed by Manuel Osborne-Paradis of Canada and Marco Buechel of Liechtenstein. Rahlves was 10th and Miller 12th.

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