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Svindal masters fresh snow to win Bormio downhill

Norway's Svindal wins Bormio downhill for 4th victory of Olympic season; extends overall lead

Svindal masters fresh snow to win Bormio downhill

BORMIO, Italy (AP) -- Overall World Cup leader Aksel Lund Svindal mastered the fresh snow conditions on the Stelvio course Sunday to win a downhill for his fourth victory of the Olympic season.

The Norwegian clocked 1 minute, 54.08 seconds to finish 0.39 seconds ahead of Hannes Reichelt of Austria.

Erik Guay of Canada placed third, 0.51 back, for a strong follow-up to his downhill victory in Val Gardena a week ago.

Bode Miller struggled with the conditions and finished outside the top 30.

The start of the race was delayed for 40 minutes due to fog and low visibility, and overnight snow provided a much softer surface than during the two training sessions Friday and Saturday.

Svindal extended his overall lead ahead of two-time defending champion Marcel Hirscher to 195 points.


Updated : 2021-01-23 00:49 GMT+08:00