Didier Cuche wins World Cup downhill

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GARMISCH-PARTENKIRCHEN, Germany (AP) -- Didier Cuche won his second consecutive World Cup downhill race on a shortened Kandahar course on Saturday.

Cuche's third downhill victory of the season took him to the top of the event standings.

Erik Guay of Canada finished second on the slope on which he won the world championship title last year. Hannes Reichelt of Austria was third.

Thick fog forced organizers to lower the starting gate, taking a significant chunk out of the classic course -- nearly half of the vertical drop -- and making the race about 50 seconds shorter.