The Men's FIS World Cup went down at Beaver Creek on Friday. Photographer Scott Limbird was there. Here's his dispatch:
American favorites Ted Ligety and Bode Miller both put up pretty good downhill times at Friday's Men's FIS World Cup races at Beaver Creek -- and then both failed to finish the slalom half of the race. Thus, they didn't place at all. Guess all that ice got to them. The third American skier, Andrew Weibrecht, finished 19th -- not bad considering the best racers in the world were here.
More photos after the jump.
Supporters cheering on Weibrecht.
Flags of nations represented in the FIA World Cup Series.
A nice look up the entirety of Beaver Creek's "Birds of Prey" downhill course.
American Ted Ligety slowing after completing his run.
American Ted Ligety finishing his first of two runs in the 22nd position.
Italy's Patrick Kueng.
France's Sebastien Pichot.
American Olympic hopeful LJ. Lubow completing a run as a Forerunner.
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Trumpet section of the USAFA's Drum and Bugle Corps, dancing.
American skier Marco Sullivan, with the "Marco Rocks Fan Club" in green hats.