Men's downhill postponed due to fog

Feb 10, 2007 - 3:05 PM ARE, Sweden (Ticker) -- The men's downhill at the World Skiing Championships has been postponed until Sunday due to fog.

Saturday's scheduled event was delayed several times before organizers decided the visibility had not improved enough to ensure safe racing conditions.

Upsets have been the story at the World Skiing Championships. Switzerland's Daniel Albrecht overtook defending champion Benjamin Raich of Austria to earn his first career victory in the super-combined race on Thursday.

Albrecht was fourth in the super-combined event at the 2006 Olympics but never had been on a podium in a World Cup race in any discipline.

Bode Miller was fastest in the downhill but wound up sixth after a poor slalom. Fellow American and Olympic combined champion Ted Ligety had a disappointing downhill run and almost collided with a race steward during his slalom.

Patrick Staudacher of Italy was the surprise winner of Tuesday's super-G.






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