Innerhofer wins World Cup downhill at Wengen

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Associated Press

Posted on January 19, 2013 at 8:35 AM

WENGEN, Switzerland (AP) — Christof Innerhofer of Italy has provisionally won the classic Lauberhorn downhill on Saturday, and Johan Clarey of France set a World Cup speed record of 100.6 mph.

Innerhofer timed 2 minutes, 29.82 seconds down the 2.74-mile course, the longest on the World Cup program.

Klaus Kroell of Austria was second, 0.30 seconds behind Innerhofer. Another Austrian, Hannes Reichelt, was 0.76 back in third.

Clarey clocked the fastest speed recorded in competition in the 46-year history of the World Cup. He did it at the Hanneggschuss straight two minutes into his run.

Some lower-ranked skiers were still to race.

Downhill standings leader Aksel Lund Svindal of Norway crashed after being fastest on the top section.

Innerhofer won the downhill in November at Beaver Creek, Colo.

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