Fenninger, Theaux fastest in WCup training runs


LENZERHEIDE, Switzerland (AP) -- Anna Fenninger was fastest in a World Cup downhill training run Tuesday with overall title rival Maria Hoefl-Riesch resting because of a cold.

Fenninger was 0.86 faster than Fabienne Suter of Switzerland, timing 1 minute, 33.01 seconds on the sunbathed Silvano Beltrametti course.

Racing earlier on the same twisting 2.3-kilometer (1.43-mile) track, Adrien Theaux of France was fastest in the only men's practice run before the final downhill races Wednesday.

Theaux timed 1:31.54, 0.01 ahead of Olympic super-combined champion Sandro Viletta of Switzerland.

Aksel Lund Svindal of Norway missed a gate and finished well back.

Svindal already won the season-long downhill title but needs points to take the overall standings lead from Marcel Hirscher of Austria, who skips the speed race.