Silvan Zurbriggen of Switzerland won a World Cup downhill in Val Gardena, Italy

The Associated PressDecember 19, 2010 

Silvan Zurbriggen of Switzerland won a World Cup downhill in Val Gardena, Italy, in 1 minute, 57.21 seconds.

He beat Austria’s Romed Baumann by 0.06 seconds to take the lead in the overall standings. … Peter Penz and Georg Fischler raced to a rare tie for first place with Austrian teammates and two-time defending Olympic champions Andreas and Wolfgang Linger in a luge doubles World Cup event in Park City, Utah. … Thomas Morgenstern of Austria leaped to his fourth straight World Cup ski jump victory in Engelberg, Switzerland. … Italy’s Simone Bertazzo and brakeman Sergio Riva won the World Cup two-man bobsled race at Lake Placid, N.Y. … Patrick Gasser of Switzerland won his first skicross event, and Anna Holmlund of Sweden won her first of the season at a freestyle skiing World Cup meet in San Candido, Italy. … Olympians Louie Vito (men’s) and Queralt Castellet (women’s) won the snowboard superpipe finals in the Winter Dew Tour’s Nike 6.0 Open in Breckenridge, Colo. … Mario Stecher of Austria won a Nordic combined World Cup event in Ramsau, Austria, for his first victory of the season.

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