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After getting robbed by changing weather last year, Canada's Erik Guay wins Gardena downhill

Canada's Erik Guay speeds down the hill on his way to take sixth place during an alpine ski, men's ski World Cup super-G race, in Val Gardena, Italy, Friday, Dec. 20, 2013. (AP Photo/Marco Trovati)
December 21, 2013 - 6:37 AM

VAL GARDENA, Italy - Canada's Erik Guay gained a measure of revenge by winning the prestigious Val Gardena downhill Saturday, a year after missing out on the victory because of changing weather.

Guay timed 1 minute, 56.65 seconds down the Saslong course, making up time over the last few gates to edge Kjetil Jansrud of Norway by 0.12 seconds.

Johan Clarey of France finished third, 0.24 back, and overall World Cup leader Aksel Lund Svindal was fourth, 0.29 behind.

Bode Miller placed fifth, 0.39 behind, for his best finish in a speed event this season.

Guay thought he had won this race last year until a drastic weather change helped later starters on a shortened course, with Steven Nyman of the United States taking the win and Rok Perko of Slovenia claiming second, relegating Guay to third.

News from © The Associated Press, 2013
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