Austria's Reichelt wins Garmisch downhill

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Garmisch-Partenkirchen (Germany) (AFP)

Austria's Hannes Reichelt won the men's World Cup downhill at Garmisch-Partenkirchen on Saturday with the discipline's leader Peter Fill second.

Reichelt clocked one minute 53.83 seconds down the icy Kandahar course with Italy's Fill second at 0.16secs back and Switzerland's Beat Feuz third at 0.52secs.

Travis Ganong of the USA, who won Friday's downhill here to replace the cancelled race in Wengen, finished 11th.

This was the 36-year-old Reichelt's second downhill win in Garmisch, after victory in 2015, and the sixth World Cup win of his career in this event.

Reichelt's victory came the day after France's Valentin Giraud-Moine dislocated both knees after a heavy crash, which has ended his season, on the course.

The racing in the Bavarian Alps finishes Sunday with a giant slalom (first run at 0915 GMT, second at 1215).