Skiing: Erik Guay takes top spot at Val Gardena; Aksel Lund Svindal ends up in fourth place

Last Updated: 21/12/13 2:58pm

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Erik Guay: Underwent knee surgery in August and didn't train again until November

Erik Guay: Underwent knee surgery in August and didn't train again until November

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Canada's Erik Guay claimed victory in the men's World Cup downhill race at Val Gardena on Saturday.

Guay clocked a tie of 1 min 56.65secs down the Saslong, one of the five downhill classics, to claim the fourth World Cup win of his career and his first since undergoing knee surgery in the summer.

He finished 0.12secs ahead of Norway's Kjetil Jansrud with Johan Clarey third, the Frenchman recording just his second ever podium finish at the same place as he grabbed his first, back in 2009.

"It's incredible for me to win today," Guay said. "After all I have gone through this summer, and knowing that I have had knee surgery only this August makes today amazing.

"I had no training until November but Val Gardena has been good to me, I was third here last year and I knew I could do well again."

Norwegian Aksel Lund Svindal, winner of Friday's super-G and the current leader in the overall standings, finished fourth, just ahead of American Bode Miller.

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