Aksel Lund Svindal wins downhill at Beaver Creek World Cup

Vail Daily | Aksel Lund Svindal wins downhill at Beaver Creek World Cup

BEAVER CREEK – Norway’s Aksel Lund Svindal returned to the top of the downhill podium at the FIS Birds of Prey World Cup on Saturday, Dec. 2.

Swiss racer Beat Feuz was the second fastest on the day, and Germany’s Thomas Dressen finished in third.

It was Svindal’s first World Cup win since Jan. 22, 2016, when he won the super-G in Kitzbuehel, Austria. A day later, he tore a ligament in his knee which sidelined him for the remainder of the season.

“It was nice to feel the excitement of being the leader once again,” Svindal said Saturday following the win.

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