Theaux wins as Innerhofer puts on show by skiing with gate
SANTA CATERINA VALFURVA, Italy (AP) Adrien Theaux won a wild World Cup downhill by a large margin Tuesday while Christof Innerhofer grabbed most of the attention by finishing fourth after skiing halfway down the course with a gate attached to him.
Theaux won in 1 minute, 47.29 seconds on the dark and steep Deborah Compagnoni course to finish with a 1.04-second advantage over Hannes Reichelt of Austria. It was the Frenchman's third career win.
David Poisson of France came third, 1.15 behind.
Innerhofer missed the podium by just 0.07. About a minute into his run, the Italian got his left arm wrapped around a gate and the bright fluorescent orange panel and long pole caught onto his equipment.