Norway's Aksel Lund Svindal wins downhill
LAKE LOUISE, Alberta -- Norway's Aksel Lund Svindal won the season-opening World Cup men's downhill Saturday, beating Austria's Max Franz by 0.64 seconds.
Svindal finished the Olympic course in 1 minute, 48.31 seconds.
American Marco Sullivan and Austria's Klaus Kroell tied for third at 1:48.97. Sullivan started well back in the field in the 42nd position.
"I was definitely stunned," said Sullivan, from Squaw Valley, Calif. "I knew I had had a good run. I didn't have any expectations ...
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