Kilde wins Kitzbuehel for 5th downhill victory of season

KITZBUEHEL, Austria (AP) — Aleksander Aamodt Kilde won the second men’s World Cup downhill on the Streif course. The win came a day after the Norwegian narrowly avoided a high-speed crash on the challenging slope. The victory made Kilde the first male skier to win five downhills in a single season since Austrian standout Stephan Eberharter won seven times in the 2001-02 campaign. Kilde sped down the 3.3-kilometer course with no apparent mistakes to win the storied race for the second time in his career. French veteran Johan Clarey finished 0.67 seconds behind and American downhiller Travis Ganong trailed by 0.95 in third.

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