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January 16, 2014

Erik Guay fastest in World Cup downhill training

WENGEN, Switzerland (AP) — 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-kilometer (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 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.

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