Radamus Fourth To Lead Three in Top 12
2019 super-G World Juniors Champion River Radamus (Edwards, Colo.) narrowly missed landing on the podium once again at FIS Alpine Junior World Ski Championships in Val di Fassa, Italy on Saturday in the alpine combined, finishing fourth - a mere seven-hundredths of a second off of third place.
Radamus won the super-G portion of the alpine combined, by .08 seconds, but it was a warm day - about 45 degrees Fahrenheit - with the sun beating straight down on the track, and the snow was deteriorating with each racer. Radamus, who would then run 30th, felt the effects of that sun, and he finished just off the podium - and a tenth out of silver medal contention - when he crossed the finish.
Radamus led three into the top 12, though, with fellow Coloradans and teammates Kyle Negomir (Littleton, Colo.) in eighth and Cooper Cornelius in 12th (Glenwood Springs, Colo.). Going into the middle flat, Negmoir went down on a hip in the super-G portion of the combined but was able to come back and ski the fourth-fastest slalom portion of the combined. Alpine Development Director Chip Knight called his speed "remarkable" despite his big mistake, and also noted that his big move in the slalom portion of the combined was nothing short of impressive.
Keep an eye on these guys as they head into the tech portion of World Juniors. With fire in their eyes, they'll look to land on that podium once again.
Up next at Junior World Championships is the women's alpine combined and women's super-G (rescheduled from Friday due to heavy winds) on Sunday.
Feb. 24 – Women’s alpine combined and women’s super-G (rescheduled from Friday)
Feb. 25 – Men’s giant slalom and women’s downhill training
Feb. 26 – Men’s slalom and women’s downhill training
Feb. 27 – Women’s downhill
Val di Fassa 2019