Walchhofer Wins Season's First Downhill

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LAKE LOUISE, Alberta Nov. 29 2003 (AP) -- World champion Michael Walchhofer of Austria won the first downhill of the World Cup season Saturday.

He finished in 1 minute, 51.16 seconds. Erik Guay of Canada was next in 1:51.85, followed by Antoine Deneriaz of France in 1:51.90.

Reigning overall World Cup champion Stephan Eberharter and Bode Miller were more than 1 1/2 seconds off the pace.

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