Switzerland's Daniel Mahrer edged teammate Pirmin Zurbriggen and Italy's Michael Mair in a World Cup downhill ski race at Val D'isere, France. All three finished within four-hundredths of a second.
Mahrer, starting first, went down the 3,500-meter course in 1 minute 59.52 seconds. Zurbriggen, starting 15th in the field just missed with a 1:59.55 as Mair took third in 1:59.56.
Switzerland's, Karl Alpiger, was fourth, in 1:59.86. Canada's Rob Boyd, who had taken two of the training runs, finished fifth in 2:00.09.
The best U.S. finisher was Jeff Olson of Bozeman, Mont., who was 31st in 2:01.68.