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Nerveless Feuz sweeps to victory on Lauberhorn

Reuters, WENGEN, SWITZERLAND

Swiss Beat Feuz continued his impressive form this season by taking victory in the classic Lauberhorn downhill in Wengen yesterday.

Winner of a Super-G in Val Gardena, Italy, a month ago, the 24-year-old delighted home fans with an immaculate run all the way down the longest course of the men’s circuit to clock 2 minutes, 35.31 seconds.

It was Feuz’s third career win and his third podium placing in four downhills this winter after finishing second in Lake Louise and Beaver Creek.

Second place went to Austrian all-rounder Hannes Reichelt, who finished 0.44 seconds adrift to secure his best result in a World Cup downhill.

Back in form after suffering a concussion in practice in November last year, Super-G world champion Christof Innerhofer of Italy was third, 0.05 behind Reichelt.

Swiss Carlo Janka, the 2010 World Cup champion, also signaled his return to form by taking fourth place, his best finish of the season so far.

The US’ Bode Miller challenged Feuz for most of the course, but faded to finish fifth.

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