Bode Miller Re-Takes World Cup Lead From Austrian

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Bode Miller January 12, 2003

BORMIO, Italy (Jan. 12 - News Release) — Bode Miller wasted no time at all in retaking the overall FIS Alpine World Cup lead, finishing second in a slalom in Bormio Sunday to move back ahead of Austrian Stephan Eberharter. Miller, who was eighth in Saturday's slalom won by Eberharter, more than made up the 45-point differential, taking a 35-point lead into the important four-event weekend in Wengen, Switzerland beginning next Friday.

It was Miller's first slalom finish of the season in the discipline which was his specialty last year. Ninth after the first run, Miller won the second to move onto the podium.

Croatian Ivica Kostelic, the slalom leader, took the win.

FIS ALPINE WORLD CUP
Bormio, ITA — Jan. 12
Men's Slalom (shifted from Chamonix, FRA)
1. Ivica Kostelic, Croatia, 1:49.03
2. Bode Miller, Franconia, NH, 1:49.43
3. Hans Petter Buraas, Norway, 1:49.64
4. Manfred Pranger, Austria, 1:49.72
5. Kalle Palander, Finland, 1:49.76
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11. Erik Schlopy Park City, UT, 1:50.51
18. Chip Knight, Stowe, VT, 1:51.23
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DNF-1: Tom Rothrock, Cashmere, WA
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World Cup Standings
Men's Overall (18 races)
1. Miller, 690 points
2. Stephan Eberharter, Austria, 655
3. Kjetil Andre Aamodt, Norway, 415
4. Didier Defago, Switzerland, 414
5. Didier Cuche, Switzerland, 398
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14. Daron Rahlves, Sugar Bowl, CA, 265
33. Schlopy, 136
44. Marco Sullivan, Squaw Valley, CA, 102
45. Knight, 97
71T. Rothrock, 39
78T. Jake Fiala, Frisco, CO, 29
82. Thomas Vonn, Newburgh, NY, 24
116T. Dane Spencer, Boise, ID, 9
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Men's SL (4 races)
1. Kostelic, 318
2. Rainer Schoenfelder, Austria, 216
3. Pranger, 171
4. Benjamin Raich, Austria, 150
5. Jean-Pierre Vidal, France, 145
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9. Knight, 97
12. Miller, 80
24T. Rothrock, 39
30. Schlopy, 28