Cochran-Siegle Earns First Career World Cup Podium
Starksboro native finishes second in Val Gardena Downhill
VAL GARDENA, ITALY (WCAX) - In his 99th career start on the FIS World Cup, Starksboro native Ryan Cochran-Siegle earned his first career podium by finishing second in Saturday’s Downhill at Val Gardena. The run ended a nearly four-year drought for American men in the speed events.
Cochran-Siegle finished his run in a time of 2:01.67, just 0.22 seconds behind Aleksander Kilde of Norway.
And Cochran-Siegle isn’t the first member of Vermont’s first family of skiing to have a good day at Val Gardena: his moth Barbara Cochran earned World Championship silver in the slalom on the same hill back in 1970.
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