Top 10 Men's World Cup Downhill Ski Racers-2015 race 5

Kjetil Jansrud of Norway finished fifth in the fifth Downhill race of the 2015 FIS World Cup season at Wengen, Switzerland, and adds to his point lead in the 2015 Downhill rankings. Dominik Paris of Italy, finishing 19th in the Wengen race keeps his second place spot on the leader board followed by Beat Fuez of Switzerland who finished .

USA teammates Travis Ganong and Steve Nyman are still in the top ten the Audi FIS World Cup Downhill standings at sixth and seventh, respectfully. Ganong won the 4th Downhill race of the 2015 Audi FIS Alpine Racing season at Santa Caterina, Italy for his first career World Cup win and Nyman again topped everyone at at his favorite venue in Val Gardena / Groeden, Italy and finished third in the Beaver Creek, CO race on the famed Audi Birds of Prey course.

Nyman has won the Val Gardena / Groeden Downhill three times, (2014, 2012, 2006) - making him one of only four ski racers who have won that Downhill three or more times - Kristian Ghedina and Austrian Franz Klammer have won four times, with Swiss Peter Mueller and Nyman both with three victories.

Looking ahead to the FIS World Ski Championships at Vail/Beaver Creek  Downhill race on Saturday, Feruary 7, there is still one Audi FIS World Cup Downhill race scheduled - the famed Hahnenkamm race at Kitzbuehel on January 24th.

I still think the biggest factor that might effect the FIS World Ski Championship Downhill race at Beaver Creek is the pending return of Bode Miller. Miller has won the Downhill at Beaver Creek three times over the years and if he dials it in he will be a strong contender in February - as will be Ganong and Nyman. It's a lot to ask for at this level of competition but an all USA World Ski Championship Downhill podium is not out of the question.

With the FIS World Ski Championships at Vail/Beaver Creek less than a month away here's a look at the top ten men's World Cup Downhill ski racers following the fifth downhill race of the 2015 season.

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Kjetil Jansrud. Getty Images

Kjetil Jansrud finished in 5th place in the fifth Audi FIS World Cup 2015 season Downhill race at Wengen, Switzerland.

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

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

2015 Ski Racing Season
Kjetil Jansrud's complete 2015 ski season competition results. More »

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Dominik Paris. Getty Images

Dominik Paris finished in 19th place in the fifth Audi FIS World Cup 2015 season Downhill race at Wengen, Switzerland.

At the 2014 Sochi Olympics he was 11th in the Downhill.

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

2015 Ski Racing Season
Dominik Paris's 2015 ski season World Cup competition results. More »

Beat Feuz - Switzerland

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Beat Feuz finished in 2nd place in the fifth Audi FIS World Cup 2015 season Downhill race at Wengen, Switzerland.

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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Hannes Reichelt finished in 1st place in the fifth Audi FIS World Cup 2015 season Downhill race at Wengen, Switzerland.

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

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

2015 Ski Racing Season
Hannes Reichelt's 2015 ski season World Cup competition results. More »

Guillermo Fayed - France

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Guillermo Fayed finished in 6th place in the fifth Audi FIS World Cup 2015 season Downhill race at Wengen, Switzerland.

At the 2014 Sochi Olympics he was 3rd 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.

Steven Nyman - USA

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Steven Nyman finished in 14th place in the fifth Audi FIS World Cup 2015 season Downhill race at Wengen, Switzerland.

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.

Travis Ganong - USA

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Travis Ganong. Getty Images

Travis Ganong finished in 31st place in the fifth Audi FIS World Cup 2015 season Downhill race at Wengen, Switzerland.

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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Matthias Mayer. Getty Images

Matthias Mayer finished in 22nd place in the fifth Audi FIS World Cup 2015 season Downhill race at Wengen, Switzerland.

At the 2014 Sochi Olympics he was 1st in the Downhill.

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

2015 Ski Racing Season
Matthias Mayer's complete 2015 ski season competition results. More »

Patrick Kueng - Switzerland

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Patrick Kueng finished in 4th place in the fifth Audi FIS World Cup 2015 season Downhill race at Wengen, Switzerland.

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.

Johan Clarey - France

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Johan Clarey was DNF1 in the fifth Audi FIS World Cup 2015 season Downhill race at Wengen, Switzerland.

At the 2014 Sochi Olympics he was DNF in the Downhill.

In the Downhill events during the 2014 World Cup season Clarey's best placement was one 2nd place finish.

2015 Ski Racing Season
Johan Clarey's complete 2015 ski season competition results.

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