This first-place finish came Tuesday in training for Friday's super combined, in which Miller will be defending his Olympic title.
He won Tuesday's practice race with a time of 1:56.42 and then, once again, was asked what happened in the "real" downhill.
"It was a big letdown," Miller said. "It was my main focus this year. I skied well. Everybody tried to answer why it didn't go better. You can always guess about what decisions we made."
"I skied as hard as I could and as hard as I would," Miller said. "I could have taken more risks but I could have also taken less risks. We all came to the same conclusions that it was combination of things."
Miller has five Olympic medals, more than any other American in alpine.