Switzerland's Beat Feuz wins Wengen downhill

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WENGEN, Switzerland (AP) -- New Swiss ski star Beat Feuz won the World Cup downhill on the classic Lauberhorn course Saturday, with veteran teammate Didier Cuche never a factor.

Feuz was timed in 2 minutes, 35.31 seconds on the longest course on the World Cup circuit. He leads the downhill standings in his breakout season.

Hannes Reichelt of Austria was 0.44 seconds back in second. Christof Innerhofer of Italy trailed Feuz by 0.49 in third. Bode Miller of the United States set to win but lost speed near the bottom and finished 0.77 back in fifth.

The 37-year-old Cuche appeared cautious on the 2.75-mile track and was 1.44 slower than Feuz.

The result was provisional with low-ranked racers yet to start.