Dec 5, 2013 6:32 PM by Jordan Mason

Colorado's Ganong looks for breakout year with Sochi looming

BEAVER CREEK, Colo. (AP) - Travis Ganong has been this can't-miss talent for years, the U.S. downhill skier always on the precipice of big things.

That distinction arrived with good reason - he attacks a course a lot like former skiing great Daron Rahlves, the four-time Olympian that Ganong grew up idolizing.

Maybe a bit uncomfortable with that label in the past, Ganong embraces his "skier most likely to break out" title now.

And this would certainly be a good time for a breakout, with the Sochi Games two months away.

Ganong had a solid day in downhill training on Thursday, finishing seventh on a clear but cold afternoon.

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