Italy’s Innerhofer Wins World Cup DownhillFebruary 23rd, 2013 12:38 pm Associated Press
GARMISCH-PARTENKIRCHEN, Germany (AP) — Christof Innerhofer of Italy won his third World Cup downhill of the season Saturday, on a course where he has a history of good results.
Innerhofer bested three Austrians to earn his sixth career victory, covering the 2.58-kilometer (1.6-mile) Kandahar course in 1 minute, 37.83 seconds to beat Georg Streitberger by 0.12 seconds. Streitberger was the 30th runner out of the gate and Innerhofer wiped his brow symbolically when the Austrian crossed the line. Klaus Kroell was 0.16 seconds back in third.
Hannes Reichelt was fourth and world champion Aksel Lund Svindal of Norway finished fifth.
The Kandahar course was shortened after heavy snow over the past few days made the preparation of the entire run impossible.
Innerhofer won three medals in Garmisch-Partenkirchen when the world championships were held here in 2011.