Streif downhill called off after 30 starters, Fill wins

KITZBUEHEL, Austria (AP) The classic men's World Cup downhill on the Streif was called off because of poor visibility after three serious crashes among only 30 starters, with Peter Fill of Italy awarded the victory on Saturday.

Pre-race favourites Aksel Lund Svindal of Norway and Hannes Reichelt of Austria were thrown off the bumpy Hausbergkante and landed in the safety netting, but appeared to have escaped serious injuries.

Another Austrian, Georg Streitberger, tore ligaments in his right knee after also going out on the same spot.

Fill was leading from Swiss pair Beat Feuz and Carlo Janko when the race was canceled. The result counted as at least 30 skiers started their run.