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Walchhofer wins World Cup downhill in Bormio

Walchhofer wins World Cup downhill in Bormio

Michael Walchhofer of Austria won the grueling World Cup downhill on the Stelvio course Wednesday.
Walchhofer clocked 1 minute, 59.66 on the circuit's most physically demanding layout. Silvan Zurbriggen of Switzerland was the only other skier to break 2 minutes, finishing a mere 0.08 seconds behind in second place. Christof Innerhofer of Italy was third, 0.36 back.
Most of the men have a break now for New Year's, while the top 15 in the overall standings will compete in a special parallel slalom city event in Munich on Jan. 2.