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Walchhofer ends Austria's 13-race winless streak with downhill victory

Walchhofer ends Austria's 13-race winless streak with downhill victory

Michael Walchhofer ended a 13-race winless streak by the Austrian men's team Thursday, winning a World Cup downhill by 0.01 seconds.
Walchhofer went down the 3-kilometer (1.8-mile) Stelvio course in 1 minute, 51.90 seconds for his first podium finish of the season.
Didier Cuche of Switzerland was second, while Walchhofer's teammate, Mario Scheiber, was third in 1:52.04.
Benjamin Raich's win in the season-opening slalom in Levi, Finland, on Nov. 12 was the last victory for the Austrian men's team.
Thursday's race was moved from Val d'Isere earlier this month due to a lack of snow in the French resort. Another downhill is scheduled for the Stelvio course on Friday.
American skier Bode Miller failed to finish a downhill for the first time this season after skiing off course near the top of the run.


Updated : 2021-03-09 18:19 GMT+08:00