Kjetil Jansrud wins first World Cup downhill of season

BY foxsports • December 3, 2016

VAL D'ISERE, France (AP) Kjetil Jansrud of Norway won the season's first World Cup downhill on Saturday, a day after his victory in super-G.

Jansrud was 0.26 seconds faster than Peter Fill of Italy, the defending World Cup downhill champion, down the 3.4-kilometer (2-mile) Oreiller-Killy course.

Aksel Lund Svindal was third, trailing 0.33 behind teammate Jansrud. Svindal was runner-up on Friday on his comeback from a 10-month injury absence.

For the second straight day, Norway and Italy filled the podium and Austria struggled.

No Austrian placed in the top 15, with lower-ranked starters still racing.

Val d'Isere hosted a World Cup downhill for the first time in 10 seasons.

The French resort took over a three-race weekend meeting which was cancelled at Beaver Creek, Colorado because of lack of snow.


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