Austria’s Reichelt beats Swiss with downhill win

Two Swiss skiers made the podium but were unable to catch Austria's Hannes Reichelt who claimed Sunday's downhill at Wengen on the Lauberhorn slope — the longest downhill on the World Cup calendar.

Austria's Reichelt beats Swiss with downhill win
Winner Reichelt flanked by Switzerland's Feuz (left) and Janka on podium. Photo:Fabrice Coffrini/AFP

The 34-year-old covered the 4,422-metre run at the Bernese Oberland resort in two minutes, 36.14 seconds to see off Swiss duo and previous Wengen winners Beat Feuz and Carlo Janka.

Feuz finished 12 100ths of a second adrift with Janka, who won Friday's super-combined, 14 100ths away.

Another Swiss Patrick Küng finished fourth.
Kjetil Jansrud, the leader of the overall World Cup standings, took fifth.
Reichelt was adding this to his win in the super-G at Beaver Creek in December to take his career World Cup win tally to nine.

Overall World Cup standings (after 20 events)
   1. Marcel Hirscher (AUT) 836 pts
   2. Kjetil Jansrud (NOR) 669
   3. Fritz Dopfer (GER) 542
       Felix Neureuther (GER) 542
   5. Alexis Pinturault (FRA) 505
   6. Hannes Reichelt (AUT) 432
   7. Dominik Paris (ITA) 423
   8. Ted Ligety (USA) 420
   9. Carlo Janka (SUI) 373
  10. Henrik Kristoffersen (NOR) 361

 Overall World Cup downhill standings:
   1. Kjetil Jansrud (NOR) 339 pts
   2. Dominik Paris (ITA) 232
       Beat Feuz (SUI) 232
   4. Hannes Reichelt (AUT) 225
   5. Guillermo Fayed (FRA) 210

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