Paris wins men's World Cup downhill in Bormio

Bormio (Italy) (AFP) –

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Italy's Dominik Paris stormed to victory in the first men's alpine World Cup downhill race in Bormio on Friday.

Paris set a blistering time of 1min 49.56sec down the icy 'Stelvio' piste in the Italian Alps for a record fourth downhill win in Bormio.

The 30-year-old beat Switzerland's Beat Feuz by 0.39sec with Austria's Matthias Mayer third at 0.42sec.

The race replaced the event cancelled in Val Gardena last week because of heavy snowfall, with a second downhill scheduled for Saturday.