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Ford 14th, Cochran-Siegle 18th at Kranjska Gora GS

By Megan Harrod
March, 9 2019
Tommy Ford 15 Place
Tommy Ford landed in 14th in Kranjska Gora's giant slalom - his seventh top-15 of the season, in seven starts. (Agence Zoom/Getty Images - Hans Bezard)

After fog delayed the FIS Ski World Cup giant slalom in Kranjska Gora, Slovenia Saturday morning, Tommy Ford (Bend, Ore.) fought to another top-15 of the season - his seventh top-15 of the season in seven starts.

That consistency puts Ford eighth in the current giant slalom standings - an incredible feat and big step for the men's tech team. Though Ryan Cochran-Siegle (Starksboro, Vt.) had a solid 11th-fastest first run, he fell back to 18th place after the second run. Ted Ligety (Park City), Utah finished 23rd. Ford and Ligety will both qualify for giant slalom at World Cup Finals, as they are within the top 25 in the standings, though Cochran-Siegle did not qualify in giant slalom, landing in 26th after Saturday's race. He did, however, qualify in super-G, ranked 21st. 

Double World Juniors gold medalist River Radamus (Edwards, Colo.), Brian McLaughlin (Waitsfield, Vt.) and Nick Krause (Northboro, Mass.) also started in Saturday's giant slalom, though did not qualify for the second run. 

Up next for the men is slalom on Sunday at Kranjska Gora, where Sandy Vietze (Warren, Vt.) will make his World Cup debut. 

Men's giant slalom

World Cup overall
World Cup giant slalom

All times EST
*Same-day broadcast

Sunday, March 10
4:30 a.m. - Men’s slalom run 1 - Kranjska Gora, SLO  - & NBC Sports Gold
7:30 a.m. - Men’s slalom run 2 - Kranjska Gora, SLO  - Olympic Channel-TV, & NBC Sports Gold