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Alpine skiing: Kjetil Jansrud wins Kitzbuehel downhill

Kitzbuehel: Kjetil Jansrud of Norway joined the pantheon of greats to win the men`s World Cup downhill at Kitzbuehel on Saturday.

Bad visibility payed havoc with the 75th running of the World Cup`s most prestigious event, with the 3.3 kilometre course truncated and the start delayed.

Jansrud put those distractions aside to see off Italy`s Dominik Paris and Guillermo Fayed of France.

Jansrud was providing Norway with a first downhill victory in Kitzbuehel since Lasse Kjus (in additional races in 2004 and 1999) and Atle Skaardal in 1990.

He joins a roll of honour on the hill that includes multiple winners Didier Cuche (5) and Franz Klammer (4), Swiss duo Franz Heinzer and Pirmin Zubriggen, the Canadian "Crazy Canucks" trio of Todd Brooker, Steve Podborski and Ken Read in the 1980s, and French legend Jean-Claude Killy back in 1967.

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