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Alpine skiing: Guay tops second Wengen downhill training

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Canada's reigning world champion Erik Guay topped the second training for the men's World Cup downhill on Thursday.

Guay timed 2min 36:14sec down the thigh-busting 4,422-metre-long course, the longest on the World Cup circuit, almost three seconds faster than Wednesday's first training, headed by Italy's Werner Heel.

Austrian Matthias Mayer finished second on Thursday at 0.13sec, with Norwegian Kjetil Jansrud in third (+0.31sec).

Heel came in sixth this time around behind Austrian Hannes Reichelt and Swiss racer Patrick Kueng.

The men compete in the super-combined on Friday, kicking off with the slalom followed by an afternoon downhill in expectation of more snow in the morning.

Saturday sees the downhill proper with the slalom scheduled for Sunday.

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