Swiss Roger Staub (left) and teammate Willy Forrer are rated next to Werner as candidates to break up Austrian victory parade in world championships. Swiss women Annemarie Waser, Renee Colliard and Frieda Danzer, with one win apiece in prechampionship races, are strongest women's team next to Austrians.
American Sally Deaver heads U.S. girls' team in pre-championship races, scoring two fifths and one sixth place. U.S. girls are potentially equal to European women, may realize this potential during world races next week. Best bets are Linda Meyers, who got a sixth in Kitzb�hel downhill, and Madi Springer-Miller (see page 36), who took fourth in giant slalom at Kitzb�hel race. Betsy Snite may break through in slalom and Penny Pitou in downhill.
Italian Bruno Alberti, a dark horse in men's racing, has stayed out of prechampionship races but recently broke Toni Sailer's downhill record at Cortina. Alberti's teammate Gino Burrini was sixth in 1956 Olympic downhill race, is also long shot for gold medal among men. Among women, Italy's Carla Marchelli took second place in Grindelwald giant slalom, did not compete at Kitzb�hel race, may well carry off medal during world championship.