Sporting Digest: Skiing

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The Independent Online
GRAHAM and Martin Bell, the British brothers, beat some of the world's leading skiiers when they finished sixth and seventh respectively in practice for the men's World Cup downhill at Kitzbuhel yesterday.

WORLD CUP MEN'S DOWNHILL (Kitzbuhel, Aut) Leading second practice times: 1 D Mahrer (Swit) 1min 59.65sec; 2 H Hoflehner (Aut) 2:00.06; 3 A Skaardal (Nor) 2:00.18; 4 L Colturi (It) 2:00.31; 5 M Girardelli (Lux) 2:00.58; 6 G Bell (GB) 2:00.69; 7 M Bell (GB) 2:00.75; 8 P Ortlieb (Aut) 2:00.98; 9 A Assinger (Aut) 2:01.05; 10 R Socher (Can) 2:01.06; 11 W Franz (Aut) 2:01.15; 12 G Mader (Aut) 2:01.16; 13 A J Kitt (US) 2:01.20; 14= B Huber (Ger) 2:01.34; 14= P Vitalini (It) 2:01.34.

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