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Lara Gut wins World Cup downhill

Updated: November 29, 2013, 7:31 PM ET
Associated Press

BEAVER CREEK, Colo. -- Lara Gut likes a downhill course icy and extreme, with just a touch of technical elements along the way.

No wonder she felt so comfortable on the new Beaver Creek track, finding speed in steep spots where others tapped the brakes.

Quick in training all week, the Swiss star carried it over to race day. She breezed to her second World Cup win of the season, taking the season-opening downhill Friday in an event Lindsey Vonn skipped to rehab her right knee.

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