KRASNAYA POLYANA, Russia — Bode Miller showed signs of bouncing back from his disappointing downhill result by leading the opening training session Tuesday for the super-combined.
While many contenders sat out, Miller — who finished eighth in Monday’s downhill — sped down the shortened Rosa Khutor downhill course in 1 minute, 56.42 seconds.
Aleksander Aamodt Kilde of Norway finished second, 0.66 seconds behind, and Paul De La Cuesta of Spain was third, 0.82 behind.
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Contenders Alexis Pinturault and Ted Ligety were fifth and 15th, respectively.
With two more training sessions before Friday’s race, only 28 racers in the 56-man field started. Among those who didn’t start were downhill winner Matthias Mayer, Aksel Lund Svindal and Ivica Kostelic.
Joachim Puchner of Austria crashed but came away with only a few bruises.