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Deneriaz's run 'perfect Olympic story'

Updated: February 12, 2006, 1:31 PM ET
By Carrie Sheinberg | Special to ESPN.com

SESTRIERE, Italy -- Think Joe Carter's bottom-of-the-ninth home run to win the World Series. Think Vince Young's winning touchdown run to give the Texas Longhorns the national title.

Now you can add Frenchman Antoine Deneriaz's 2006 Olympic gold-medal downhill run to the list. Because on a blue-bird day in the Italian Alps, with perfect snow and the race all but declared over, Deneriaz's race to victory was that dreamlike.

And while he may not have been the one everyone ...

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