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Guay earns WCup downhill win, Miller 5th in Italy

December 21, 2013

VAL GARDENA, Italy (AP) — Canada’s Erik Guay won the World Cup downhill on Saturday, while Bode Miller was fifth in his best finish in a speed event this season.

A year after missing out on the victory because of changing weather, Guay finished in 1 minute, 56.65 seconds down the Saslong course. He made up time over the last few gates to edge Kjetil Jansrud of Norway by 0.12 seconds.

Johan Clarey of France finished third, and overall World Cup leader Aksel Lund Svindal was fourth.

Miller was fifth, 0.39 behind.

Guay had the lead last year before changing weather required a shortened course for late starters. Steven Nyman of the United States won and Guay wound up third.

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