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Norway’s Aleksander Aamodt Kilde won the World Cup downhill in Val Gardena, Italy, on Saturday with a total time of 1:56.13 seconds. Kilde managed to finish nearly a full second ahead of his nearest competitor for his first World Cup win since February of 2016.

Kilde was joined on the podium by Austria’s Max Franz, 0.86 seconds back in second place and Switzerland’s Beat Feuz in third, 0.92 seconds off the pace.

It was a strong showing for the American Downhillers with three racers finishing inside the top 10. Bryce Bennett led the way in fourth place, 0.98 seconds back, Steven Nyman was fifth, 1.01 seconds back, and Travis Ganong was sixth, 1.05 seconds back. Thomas Biesemeyer finished in 27th and Wiley Maple finished in 28th.

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Top 10

1. Aleksander Aamodt Kilde (NOR): 1:56.13
2. Max Franz (AUT): +0.86
3. Beat Feuz (SUI): +0.92
4. Bryce Bennett (USA): +0.98
5. Steven Nyman (USA): +1.01
6. Travis Ganong (USA): +1.05
7. Aksel Lund Svindal (NOR): +1.08
8. Mauro Caviezel (SUI): +1.12
9. Adrien Theaux (FRA): +1.17
10. Benjamin Thomsen (CAN): +1.31
10. Hannes Reichelt (AUT): +1.31

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Sean Higgins
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- A Lake Tahoe native and University of Vermont graduate, Higgins was a member of the Catamounts' 2012 NCAA title winning squad and earned first team All-American honors in 2013. Prior to coming to Ski Racing Media, he coached U14s for the Squaw Valley Ski Team.
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