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Miller slams organizers for canceling World Cup downhill

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BORMIO, Italy — Bode Miller criticized race organizers Tuesday for canceling the season's final World Cup downhill because of weather, which allowed Didier Cuche to clinch his second straight discipline title.

The downhill race, scheduled for Wednesday, was canceled after organizers called off a training run Tuesday because of overnight snow and foggy conditions. The Swiss skier had a five-point lead on Miller heading into the race.

Miller, who leads in the overall World Cup standings, is vying with Cuche and Benjamin Raich of Austria for the overall title.

"The evidence points to they didn't want to get the race off," Miller said. "There was no discussion, or including the coaches or athletes. The athletes would have run today, no question."