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Reichelt takes home plaudits

Home skier Hannes Reichelt became the first Austrian winner of the classic Hahnenkamm downhill for eight years when he triumphed in Kitzbuehel.

Reichelt, the first Austrian winner since Michael Walchhofer in 2006, beat Norway's Aksel Lund Svindal and American Bode Miller with a time of two minutes 3.38 seconds.

Pre-race favourites Svindal and Miller came in second and third. Svindal, the overall World Cup points leader, finished 0.21secs behind and Miller was 0.34s down in third.

For Reichelt it was his second downhill win and seventh victory of his career. He was the last Austrian to win a World Cup downhill in Bormio, Italy, in 2012.

Miller returned to the podium for the first time in two years after setting the pace in training before making a costly mistake which ended his chances of victory in the race.