Vincent Kriechmayr posts top time in Aspen downhill training
ASPEN, Colo. (AP) Vincent Kriechmayr of Austria posted the fastest time in a downhill training run Monday at the World Cup Finals.
Kriechmayr navigated the aggressive course in Aspen, Colorado, in 1 minute, 34.58 seconds. His run was 0.26 seconds ahead of Peter Fill of Italy.
The men’s downhill is Wednesday. Kjetil Jansrud of Norway holds a 33-point lead over Fill in the race for the season-long title in the discipline.
Jansrud wound up 15th in training and 2.01 seconds behind Kriechmayr’s time.
The 31-year-old Jansrud said after his run that his approach on race day will be simple: ”It’s not letting myself be nervous.”
Fill captured the downhill crown last season. Jansrud won it in 2014-15.
Kriechmayr is seeking his first World Cup victory.