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Italy's Innerhofer wins Beaver Creek downhill

Updated: November 30, 2012, 5:02 PM ET
Associated Press

BEAVER CREEK, Colo. -- Christof Innerhofer could barely train in the offseason because of his chronically aching back.

After this performance, the Italian skier was wondering if he should ever train again.

Innerhofer effortlessly glided through the demanding Birds of Prey course Friday for his first World Cup downhill victory in nearly four years.

To accomplish that, he needed to hold off Norway's Aksel Lund Svindal, who has lately looked almost unbeatable. Innerhofer finished ...

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