Men's 2015 Alpine World Championship Downhill Race Results

 As I said before the FIS World Ski Championships at Vail/Beaver Creek Downhill race "  Steve Nyman had the best Hahnenkamm of his career finishing in fifth place and with teammate Travis Ganong in top shape and a DH win under his belt the USA has two good shots at a medal" - and we came so close.

As it turned out, and as I also said, the pre-race favorite Kjetil Jansrud of Norway isn't superman and although he had been on the podium in four out of the six 2015 Downhill races - winning three - this is ski racing and anything can happen - and it did as most of the big names were way down on the result list.

Patrick Kueng of Switzerland finished 0.24 ahead second place finisher Travis Ganong and Beat Feuz of Switzerland was only .03 seconds faster than Steve Nyman who ended the day in fourth place. Also for Team USA Andrew Weibrecht was tied for ninth and Jared Goldberg finished in twentieth.

Here's a look at the top ten men finishers in the 2015 FIS World Ski Championships at Vail/Beaver Creek Downhill.

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Patrick Kueng finished in 1st place in the 2015 Alpine World Championship Downhill Race at Vail/Beaver Creek, CO.

At the 2014 Sochi Olympics he was 15th in the Downhill.

In the Downhill events during the 2014 World Cup season Kueng's best placement was one 1st place finish.

2015 Ski Racing Season
Patrick Kueng's complete 2015 ski season competition results.

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Travis Ganong finished in 2nd place in the 2015 Alpine World Championship Downhill Race at Vail/Beaver Creek, CO.

At the 2014 Sochi Olympics he was 5th in the Downhill.

In the Downhill events during the 2014 World Cup season Ganong's best placement was one 3rd place finish.

2015 Ski Racing Season
Travis Ganong's 2015 ski season World Cup competition results.

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Beat Feuz - Switzerland

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Beat Feuz finished in 3rd place in the 2015 Alpine World Championship Downhill Race at Vail/Beaver Creek, CO.

At the 2014 Sochi Olympics he was 3rd in the Downhill.

In the Downhill events during the 2014 World Cup season Feuz's best placement was one 6th place finish.

2015 Ski Racing Season
Beat Feuz's 2015 ski season World Cup competition results.

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Steven Nyman finished in 4th place in the 2015 Alpine World Championship Downhill Race at Vail/Beaver Creek, CO.

At the 2014 Sochi Olympics he was 27th in the Downhill.

In the Downhill events during the 2014 World Cup season Nyman's best placement was one 18th place finish.

2015 Ski Racing Season
Steven Nyman's 2015 ski season World Cup competition results.

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Guillermo Fayed - France

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Guillermo Fayed finished in 5th place in the 2015 Alpine World Championship Downhill Race at Vail/Beaver Creek, CO.

At the 2014 Sochi Olympics he was 26th in the Downhill.

In the Downhill events during the 2014 World Cup season Fayed's best placement was one 7th place finish.

2015 Ski Racing Season
Guillermo Fayed's 2015 ski season World Cup competition results.

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Aksel-Lund Svindal finished in 6th place in the 2015 Alpine World Championship Downhill Race at Vail/Beaver Creek, CO.

At the 2014 Sochi Olympics he was 4th in the Downhill.

In the Downhill events during the 2014 World Cup season Svindal's best placements were two 1st place finishes.

2015 Ski Racing Season
Aksel Lund Svindal's 2015 ski season World Cup competition results.

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Ondrej Bank - Czech Republic

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Ondrej Bank finished in 7th place in the 2015 Alpine World Championship Downhill Race at Vail/Beaver Creek, CO.

At the 2014 Sochi Olympics he was 20th in the Downhill.

In the Downhill events during the 2014 World Cup season Bank's best placement was one 30th place finish.

2015 Ski Racing Season
Ondrej Bank's 2015 ski season World Cup competition results.

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Adrien Theaux finished in 8th place in the 2015 Alpine World Championship Downhill Race at Vail/Beaver Creek, CO.

At the 2014 Sochi Olympics he was 18th in the Downhill.

In the Downhill events during the 2014 World Cup season Theaux's best placemen one 3rd place finish.

2015 Ski Racing Season
Adrien Theaux's 2015 ski season World Cup competition results.

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Carlo Janka. Getty Images

Carlo Janka finished tied for 9th place in the 2015 Alpine World Championship Downhill Race at Vail/Beaver Creek, CO.

At the 2014 Sochi Olympics he was 6th in the Downhill.

In the Downhill events during the 2014 World Cup season Janka's best placement was one 6th place finish.

2015 Ski Racing Season
Carlo Janka's 2015 ski season World Cup competition results.

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Andrew Weibrecht - USA

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Andrew Weibrecht. Getty Images

Andrew Weibrecht finished tied for 9th place in the 2015 Alpine World Championship Downhill Race at Vail/Beaver Creek, CO.

At the 2014 Sochi Olympics he did not race in the Downhill.

In the Downhill events during the 2014 World Cup season Weibrecht's best placement was one 38th place finish.

2015 Ski Racing Season
Andrew Weibrecht's 2015 ski season World Cup competition results.