Tommy Ford (USA) picks the home giant slalom in Beaver Creek to seal his first ever World Cup victory (and podium). The American skier, clocked the best time in run 1 and the second best in run 2, finishing clearly ahead of the Norwegian pack composed of Henrik Kristoffersen (+0.80) and Leif Kristian Nestvold-Haugen (+1.23).
Ford will be wearing the red bib in Val d'Isère as he is now leading the Giant Slalom standing with 150 points, 30 more than French Mathieu Favire, currently second.
"I am just sticking to what I know and did really trust my skiing. It's been a progression, I have been building into this in the last couple of weeks also in training and here we go."
Kristoffersen (NOR) is back where he belongs, even in giant slalom. The Norwegian delivered two consistent runs and climbed up one position from run 1 finishing second, a clear step forward from the opening in Soelden (AUT).
Nestvold-Haugen (NOR), second after run 1, was happy to celebrate his third individual World Cup podium with his third place in the American venue. The Norwegian had started the season with a 10th place in Soelden and proved his great condition even in Beaver Creek.
The men’s World Cup Tour now heads to Val d’Isère (FRA) for a weekend of technical events on 14-15 December.