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Beat Feuz stars again in Colorado

Beat Feuz stars again in Colorado

07/12/2019 at 22:32Updated 07/12/2019 at 23:36

Beat Feuz was the man standing at the top of the podium once again in Beaver Falls, as the Swiss followed up last year's FIS Alpine Ski World Cup downhill victory with another premier performance in Colorado.

The 32-year-old recorded his ninth career downhill victory after crossing the line in 1m18.98s, some 0.41s ahead of joint second-placed Johan Clarey of France and Austrian Vincent Kriechmayr.

Hannes Reichelt, the 39-year-old veteran, chalked an impressive fourth placed finish, while home favourite Ryan Cochran-Siegle surprised the field to come sixth.

After a slow start that saw him 0.35s behind at the first interval, Feuz turned on the afterburners towards the end of the course, to leave the other competitors in his wake.

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The two-time Olympian now leads the standings after two World Cup rounds following successive podiums, as victory in America follows up a third-placed finish at Lake Louise last week.

Thomas Dressen, who was fastest in Canada, could only manage a finish of 19th this time out, finishing 1.10s behind speedy Swiss.

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He currently sits in third overall, with Kriechmayr sitting second in the standings, 44 points adrift of top spot.