Guay rules downhill race in Italy

Guay rules downhill race in Italy

By Asif Hossain

On Saturday, alpine skier Erik Guay took gold in the downhill at Val Gardena in Italy.

It was the 20th World Cup podium for 32-year old Guay, tying a national record held by the Canadian Olympic Team’s Sochi 2014 Chef de Mission Steve Podborski.

That marked the fifth time in his career that Guay made the podium at Val Gardena, third time in the downhill. He finished on the podium in the super-G twice at this site.

While he has had success in Italy, the Saslong course was cruel to Guay a year earlier, when a weather change allowed some skiers to race down a shortened course dropping Guay to third at the end of the competition.

Kjetil Jansrud of Norway finished second on Saturday. Johan Clarey of France was third.

Guay returned from knee surgery last month. He is the second Canadian to win a podium place at Val Gardena this weekend. Jan Hudec took silver in the super-G on Friday.

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