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Svindal takes Lake Louise Downhill

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The Downhill skiing season is upon us with the world’s fastest unassisted men and women flinging themselves down mountains all around the world, beginning in Lake Louise in Canada.

Victory went to Norway’s Aksel Lund Svindal, his seventeenth World Cup victory, but his first downhill at Lake Louise, where he had previously only won over Super-G courses.

He beat Austria’s Max Franz, only 23 and winning his first podium finish, and Klaus Kroll into second and third places respectively, last year’s downhill title winner Kroll unable to make up two hundredths of a second to take the runners-up spot.