Fischbacher wins delayed women's downhill
Fischbacher of Austria is surprise winner of delayed women's downhill
Associated Press
2014-03-02 10:22 PM

CRANS-MONTANA, Switzerland (AP) -- Andrea Fischbacher of Austria was the surprise winner of the delayed women's downhill at Crans Montana on Sunday, claiming her first World Cup victory in four years.

Fischbacher skied down the new Mont-Lachaux slope in 1 minute, 34 seconds, beating compatriot Anna Fenninger by 0.15.

Fenninger, who is the only realistic challenger to overall leader Maria Hoefl-Riesch, instantly ran over to congratulate her teammate after seeing Fischbacher beat her time and the pair fell over into the snow in an embrace.

Tina Maze of Slovenia was third, 47 seconds behind Fischbacher. Maze narrowly prevented an all-Austrian podium as she edged out Elisabeth Goergl by just 0.02.

Hoefl-Riesch was ninth as home favorite Lara Gut and Marianne Kaufmann-Abderhalden both skied out.

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