Shock win for Franz in Val Gardena

VAL GARDENA, ITALY - DECEMBER 17: Max Franz of Austria takes 1st place during the Audi FIS Alpine Ski World Cup Men's Downhill on December 17, 2016 in Val Gardena, Italy (Photo by Francis Bompard/Agence Zoom)

Max Franz stopped a 13 race winless streak in World Cup downhills for Austria when he won the Val Gardena downhill. Franz beat Norway’s Aksel Lund Svindal by 0.04 seconds with USA’s Steven Nyman in third. The last Austrian to win a World Cup downhill was Hannes Reichelt on the 7th March 2015 in Kvitfell, Norway. 

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