Downhill training canceled to protect Streif



KITZBUEHEL, Austria (AP) — Organizers have canceled Thursday’s final training session for the classic World Cup downhill race on the Streif to avoid damage to the course after forecasts of relatively warm weather.

Race director Guenter Hujara said “we have to protect the course prior to the race.”

Two training runs for Saturday’s downhill were held over the last two days, with Austria’s Klaus Kroell and Switzerland’s Didier Cuche posting the fastest times.

The traditional Hahnenkamm event starts with a super-G Friday and ends with a slalom on Sunday.