November 30, 2005

Downhill training canceled due to snow shower

BEAVER CREEK, Colorado (Reuters) - The second day of
training for the men's World Cup downhill was canceled on
Wednesday as snow blanketed the Birds of Prey course.

Scattered snow showers with blustery winds were expected to
remain in the area at least until Thursday, the opening day of
the four-day competition.

Austria's Christoph Gruber was fastest during Tuesday's
first training day, completing the course in 1:44.45 ahead of
Norway's Bjarne Solbakken and Fritz Strobl of Austria.

The super-G race is scheduled for Thursday followed by the
downhill on Friday.