Aksel Lund Svindal continued his dominance of the Alpine skiing World Cup after winning his third race in a row.
The Norwegian speedster is in fine form on his return to the elite circuit after tearing his Achilles tendon last season.
On Friday the 32-year-old, who captured both races in Lake Louise, Canada a week ago, tamed the challenging Birds of Prey course in Beaver Creek, Colorado to win the downhill and continue his perfect start to the season in the discipline with two wins from two.
His other race win this campaign was a Super-G at Lake Louise.
Svindal crossed the line three tenths of a second faster than teammate Kjetil Jansrud.
The defending champion of this race was fastest in both training runs but couldn’t match his compatriots speed at the top of the course and had to settle for the second step of the podium.
Guillermo Fayed improved on his fourth place downhill finish at Lake Louise to round off the podium in third.
The Frenchman was seven tenths of a second off the winner’s pace.
It was his first podium since a third place finish in Kitzbuehel in January and only his third top three placing of his career.