Swiss skier Beat Feuz wins 2nd Kitzbühel downhill in 3 days


KITZBÜHEL, Austria (AP) — Beat Feuz received this weekend’s second males’s World Cup downhill on the Streif course Sunday, repeating his triumph from two days earlier.

The race was interrupted for a couple of minutes due to flat mild as low clouds moved in simply earlier than the Swiss skier was set to start out.

Not distracted by the extra ready time, Feuz excelled primarily within the backside a part of the course as he beat Johan Clarey by 0.17 seconds.

The 40-year-old Frenchman grew to become the oldest skier on a downhill podium within the 54-year historical past of the World Cup.

Austria’s Matthias Mayer, who received the race final yr and got here runner-up to Feuz on Friday, completed 0.38 behind in third.

Whereas Friday’s race on the identical course was marred by unhealthy crashes involving Swiss skier Urs Kryenbühl and Ryan Cochran-Siegle of america, solely three of 52 racers failed to complete Sunday’s downhill and all averted accidents.

Organizers had lowered the ultimate leap, the place Kryenbühl crashed in Friday’s race, which had been rescheduled from one other iconic resort, Wengen in Switzerland.

As skies cleared once more in Sunday’s occasion, some late starters had clearer visibility and got here near the instances of the top-ranked racers, most notably Florian Schieder.

The Italian, carrying bib No. 50, led Feuz by greater than 1 / 4 of a second for the primary 4 splits however finally completed 1.43 seconds behind in 14th.

The race within the Austrian Alps is among the marquee occasions on the lads’s World Cup calendar and is normally attended by as much as 50,000 spectators, although no followers have been allowed this yr amid tight anti-coronavirus measures.

The race was postponed by a day due to unhealthy climate Saturday, pushing again the initially scheduled super-G to Monday.


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