Hannes Reichelt leads Austrian sweep at World Cup downhill on shortened Kandahar course


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GARMISCH-PARTENKIRCHEN, Germany — Hannes Reichelt led an Austrian sweep of a shortened downhill race on the Kandahar slope for his 10th career World Cup victory on Saturday.

Reichelt, the super-G world champion, had been quickest in both training sessions and he completed the course in 1 minute, 11.90 seconds, edging Romed Baumann by one hundredth of a second and Olympic downhill champion Matthias Mayer by 0.24 seconds.

The course was shortened to the super-G starting point after several delays due to persistent fog.

Downhill leader Kjetil Jansrud of Norway missed the opportunity to pressure overall leader Marcel Hirscher after finishing a disappointing three-quarters of a second off the pace in joint-19th.

Technical specialist Hirscher does not race downhill.

Reichelt narrowed the gap on Jansrud in the discipline standings to 86 points.

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