Guay wins Kvitfjell downhill for second triumph of season

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Guay wins Kvitfjell downhill for second triumph of season

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Erik Guay celebrated his second victory of the season on Staurday after winning a world cup downhill race in Kvitfjell Norway.

Having missed out on the podium in Friday’s downhill with a fourth place finish the Canadian bounced back to beat the field in a time of one minute and 22.17 seconds.

It was his second triumph this campaign after winning another downhill in Val Gardena, Italy in december.

It was his fifth victory overall.

Johan Clarey sprang a surprise when he secured his highest career placing with second.

The 33-year Frenchman crossed the line just over three tenths of a second off the pace.

Olympic downhill champion Matthias Mayer rounded off the podium in third place 0.57 seconds back.

It was the 23-year-old’s first career podium in a World Cup downhill and only his third overall.

Norway’s Aksel Lund Svindal – this season’s world cup downhill champion – finished tied for sixth.

With with that result Svindal overtook Austrian Marcel Hirscher at the top of the overall world cup standings by 27 points with only seven races remaining – including the final four races of each discipline at the season-ending World Cup finals in Lenzerheide, Switzerland starting 12 March.