Erik Guay fastest in World Cup downhill training run at Wengen; Svindal 9th, Miller 10th - InfoNews

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Erik Guay fastest in World Cup downhill training run at Wengen; Svindal 9th, Miller 10th

Bode Miller of the USA speeds down the course during a training session for the men's Alpine Skiing Downhill World Cup race at the Lauberhorn in Wengen, Switzerland, Thursday, Jan. 16, 2014. (AP Photo/Keystone, Jean-Christophe Bott)
January 16, 2014 - 6:42 AM

WENGEN, Switzerland - Erik Guay of Canada was fastest in the second training run ahead of Saturday's World Cup downhill on the classic Lauberhorn slope.

Guay, who won last month at Val Gardena, Italy, timed 2 minutes 36.14 seconds Thursday on the 4.42-kilometre (2.75-mile) course.

Matthias Mayer of Austria was second, 0.11 back, and Kjetil Jansrud of Norway trailed Guay by 0.31 in third.

Guay, from Mont-Tremblant, Que., is second in the World Cup downhill standings behind Aksel Lund Svindal of Norway, but neither of the two has ever finished on the podium at Wengen.

Svindal was ninth Thursday, trailing by 1.18.

Bode Miller of the United States, a two-time Lauberhorn winner, was 10th, 1.67 back. Carlo Janka, the 2010 winner from Switzerland, was 13th despite a bib number of 39.

Manuel Osborne-Paradis of North Vancouver, B.C., was tied for 21st, Robbie Dixon of Whistler, B.C., was 39th and Jeffrey Frisch of Mont-Tremblant was 54th. Ben Thomsen of Invermere, B.C., was 58th, Conrad Pridy was 64th and Morgan Pridy, also from Whistler, was 84th.

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