VAL GARDENA, Italy —
Miller finished 0.39 back, making up more than half a second on the technical lower section.
“I’ve been skiing well,” he said. “Any section of any course where it’s technical, and I’m able to do my thing, I’m pulling back time on everybody pretty much.”
Miller is traveling the circuit in his motor home with his wife, Morgan, and his son, who has been the subject of a custody dispute.
“He’s coming into it, and it’s really cool to watch,” said Morgan Miller, a pro beach volleyball player. “Seeing him kind of transform into what he was a few years ago, I think he’s just getting better and better. You can see it.”
Still, Miller pointed out how far behind he is in the equipment race compared to Svindal, even though both racers are supplied by the ski manufacturer Head.
“Aksel has got skis that are 250 days on snow. Mine are five days on snow,” Miller said. “We just don’t have any skis like that.”
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