Call it the old man and the skis.
At 36, after losing all last season to a knee injury, Bode Miller made it back to a World Cup alpine skiing podium for the first time since February 2011 and did it in the giant slalom for the first time since March 2007.
“It kind of surprised me too a little bit,” said U.S. teammate Ted Ligety, the only man whom Miller could not beat Sunday at Beaver Creek, Colo.
That was no surprise, since Ligety has become virtually unbeatable in the two-run event many consider the truest measure of skiing skills.
He became the first to win four straight World Cup GS races since ski legend Alberto Tomba of Italy in 1991. And Ligety did...