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Dressen stuns Paris on comeback to win in Canada

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Thomas Dressen of Germany in action during the Audi FIS Alpine Ski World Cup Men's Downhill on November 30, 2019 in Lake Louise Canada.

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ByPete Sharland
30/11/2019 at 19:49 | Updated 30/11/2019 at 21:00

Germany’s Thomas Dressen won his first race since March 2018 as he took the opening Downhill race of the season in Lake Louise on Saturday.

Dressen won two races in 2018 but last season tore his cruciate ligaments to miss most of the World Cup.

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However he returned in stunning fashion as he beat the pre-season favourites to take victory.

Dressen went out 13th and beat Italy’s Dominik Paris by just 0.02s clocking a time of 1:46.81.

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The Swiss duo of the returning Carlo Janka, and last year’s champion Beat Feuz came in joint-third, 0.26s off Dressen.

Plenty of the other early riders struggled to get to grips with the piste.

Experienced campaigners Matt Mayer and Kjetil Jansrud will be pleased with their performances earlier in the season with the Super-G taking place on Sunday.

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