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LEONHARD STOCK, who will be 35 in March, became the oldest winner of a World Cup race when he took the second downhill of the weekend, and the season, at Val Gardena, Italy, yesterday. Stock eclipsed his fellow Austrian, Karl Schranz, who was 33 when he won at Kitzbuhl in 1972, to register his first World Cup downhill win since Val d'Isere in 1990, and the third of a career now in its 16th season.

MEN'S WORLD CUP DOWNHILL (Val Gardena, It) Leading positions: 1 L Stock (Aut) 2min 01.90sec; 2 W Besse (Swit) 2:02.24; 3 A J Kitt (US) 2:02.26; 4 M Girardelli (Lux) 2:02.30; 5 M Lichtenegger (Aut) 2:02.47; 6 A Skaardal (Nor) 2:02.56; 7 U Lehmann (Swit) 2:02.77; 8 H Hoeflehner (Aut) 2:02.78; 9 D Mahrer (Swit) 2:02.82; 10 P Ortlieb (Aut) 2:02.85. GB: 50 G Bell 2:05.38; 58 M Bell 2:05.73; 67 R Duncan 2:07.46. Leading downhill standings (after two races): 1 Besse 180pts; 2 Stock 150; 3 Thorsen 95; 4= Ortlieb, Lehmann 86; 6 Kitt 84; 7 Girardelli 79; 8 Skaardal 76; 9= Heinzer, Hoeflehner 64

WOMEN'S WORLD CUP DOWNHILL (Vail, Col) Leading positions: 1 M Vogt (Ger) 1min 42.06sec; 2 K Gutensohn (Ger) 1:42.80; 3 K Lee-Gartner (Can) 1:42.93; 4 K Seizinger (Ger) 1:42.94; 5 A Haas (Aut) 1:43.19; 6 H Lindh (US) 1:43.27; 7 R Haeusl (Ger) 1:43.38; 8 B Sadleder (Aut) 1:43.43; 9 U Stanggassin (Ger) 1:43.47; 10 H Zurbriggen (Swit) 1:43.58. Leading overall World Cup standings: 1 P Wiberg (Swe) 231pts; 2 A Wachter (Aut) 205; 3 Vogt 155; 4 A Coberger (NZ) 140; 5 U Maier (Aut) 136.

NATIONS' CUP Leading standings: 1 Austria 1,938 points (men 1,101, women 837); 2 Switzerland 1,091 (773-318); 3 Italy 999 (719-280); 4 Norway 903 (692- 211); 5 Germany 781 (231-550).

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