Canada's Guay fastest in Bormio training

Thu Dec 27, 2007 8:30am EST
 
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BORMIO, Italy (Reuters) - Canada's Erik Guay notched up the fastest time in Thursday's training for this weekend's World Cup downhill race. Guay, who won his maiden race in Garmisch-Partenkirchen last February, skied the course in two minutes 3.44 seconds.

Marco Buechel of Liechtenstein was 0.05 seconds behind, while Switzerland's Tobias Gruenenfelder was third with a time of 2:03.66.

Austrian skiing great Hermann Maier came down fourth with a run of 2:03.71.

Another training run is scheduled on Friday in the northern Italian resort, before Saturday's race.

 
<p>Canada's Erik Guay clears a gate on during the Val Gardena Men's SuperG Ski World Cup December 14, 2007. Guay notched up the fastest time in Thursday's training for this weekend's World Cup downhill race. REUTERS/Alessandro Bianchi</p>