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LAKE LOUISE, Alta. Discount Asics . - Norways Kjetil Jansrud claimed the first mens World Cup downhill of the season and Canadas Manny Osborne-Paradis returned to the podium Saturday in Lake Louise, Alta.Jansruds victory was his first at the Alberta ski resort west of Calgary. Osborne-Paradis of North Vancouver, B.C., tied for second with Guillermo Fayed of France for the Canadians first World Cup medal since 2010.It feels really good, Osborne-Paradis said. I was nervous today because I knew I could be on the podium. This was the best chance Ive had in a long time.Jansrud conquered the 3,133-metre course in one minute 50.20 seconds. Osborne-Paradis of North Vancouver, B.C., and Fayed posted identical times of 1:50.34.Jansrud won gold in super-G and bronze in downhill at the Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia, in February. His countryman Aksel Lund Svindal has dominated at Lake Louise with three straight super-G wins plus a downhill victory two years ago. But Svindal tore his Achilles tendon playing soccer last month and could be out for the season.Jansrud, 29, ensured the Norwegian anthem played again at Lake Louise.Lake Louise is not one of our toughest hills, but its real tough to ski fast, the Norwegian said. Its not really forgiving to ski on. If you stay on your edge for half-a-metre too long and then youre gone. It was tough skiing. Its not easy.Its like skiing on a wooden floor. Smooth, but that also makes it hard to be fast because you know its going to be the same for everybody. Its tough, but for me, it worked out nice.The men race a super-G on Sunday before heading to the World Cups next stop in Beaver Creek, Colo.I will not be celebrating because we have the super-G tomorrow, Osborne-Paradis said. Bummer.Saturdays race was held in clear, cold conditions with a temperature of minus-24.Jansrud and Osborne-Paradis were first and second respectively in Wednesdays training run. The next two training sessions were cancelled because 50 centimetres of snow fell on the mountain parks in 48 hours.I think it probably helped with having only one training run, Osborne-Paradis said. Guys were dealing with, probably dealing with, confidence issues. I cant totally speak for them.For myself, when I dont have a great training run, it is a different mental state you have to be in to push it (in the race) when you only have one.Fayed turned 29 on Friday and his belated birthday present was the first World Cup medal of his career.I was very surprised when I saw my time, the Frenchman said. I did a very good run, but you never know if you are fast or not.Because we had just one training, I was very good physically. Not tired.Lake Louise is the lone Canadian stop on the World Cup alpine ski circuit. Osborne-Paradiss silver medal Saturday was Canadas first there since he won super-G in 2009.Osborne-Paradis was also second in the Lake Louise downhill in 2006 for his first career World Cup medal. But he didnt race for almost two years after he broke his leg and tore a ligament on Jan. 29, 2011.One race, first race of the season, Im going to try and get on the podium at every race so it just helps, the 30-year-old said. So far were one-for-one.Osborne-Paradis lives in Invermere, B.C., which is 146 kilometres southwest of Lake Louise. He married Lana McIntosh on Sept. 20.From the prize purse of CDN$118,000 for Saturdays race, Jansrud earned $35,000 for the win. Osborne-Paradis and Fayed each picked up $23,000 as runners-up.Calgarys Jan Hudec, an Olympic bronze medallist in super-G, was 19th. Ben Thomsen of Invermere finished 29th, Dustin Cook of Whistler, B.C., placed 36th, Jeffrey Frisch of Mont-Tremblant, Que., was 44th and Morgan Pridy of Whistler came in 54th.Former world downhill champion Erik Guay of Mont-Tremblant did not race Saturday. Canadas most decorated World Cup ski racer with 22 medals has delayed the start of his racing season after a pair of off-season knee surgeries.Hudec was frustrated with his result because he felt strong and fast on his skis. He won the downhill at Lake Louise in 2007.Its not a survival course, but its a look-for-every-minute-detail kind of course, Hudec said.Thats what makes it different from other courses which you can overcome with survival skiing and just attacking it, whereas this, you have to be like cat . . . a sneaky cat. And nobody likes sneaky cats, but thats what youve got to be to be fast here. New Balance Shoes Australia . 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Castroneves crew joined him above the track in front of roaring fans and it was fitting because his behind-the-scenes teammates helped him have his way with the competition. "I did not expect that," he said after easily winning the second Detroit Grand Prix race of the weekend Sunday, finishing 1.6836 seconds ahead of Penske Racing teammate Will Power. "They deserved it. "That was great to see them there." It was here in Detroit where Castroneves raced to the first of his 29 victories in 2000 and scaled the safety fence. And, the 39-year-old Brazilian is still winning and climbing with more composure. "I was able to hold my emotions better," he said. "I guess Im getting older." Team owner and unofficial race promoter Roger Penske was not a part of the fence-climbing celebration, but he had to be one of the happiest guys on Belle Isle because Castroneves and Power finished first and second. "You dream about these weekends," Penske said. "To be as strong as we were and see both guys in the winners circle." Castroneves lead was so large that when he made his final pit stop on Lap 49 he still was ahead when he got back on the track. The competition got closer after cautions led to restarts with seven and three laps left, but Castroneves could not be caught in part because Power did not want to risk ruining his teammates path to victory by possibly hitting him. "Because of Roger, I definitely wasnt going to race him hard," Power said. Castroneves has 29 IndyCar victories, tying Rick Mears for 11th on the career. "Oh, really?" Castroneves asked. "Wow. What an honour." Castronneves finished 0. Cheap Air Max 90 Australia. 060 seconds behind Ryan Hunter-Reay last week in the Indianapolis 500 in his bid to join Mears as a four-time winner in open-wheel racings signature event. Power won Saturday and played a big part in a sloppy start Sunday. He was penalized for avoidable contact on the opening lap, failing to turn right and causing Josef Newgarden to hit him from behind to trigger a three-car crash. That led to the first of two cautions within the first ten laps after a false start briefly delayed the race beginning. Despite a drive-through penalty, Power was able to pull into contention later in the race with aggressive moves. No one, though, was faster than Castroneves. Hunter-Reay, meanwhile, had a poor ending to a rough weekend after the biggest win of his career. He started 21st in the 22-car field on Saturday and Sunday because of crashes. Hunter-Reay ended the first race by crashing on the final lap and the second one did not last as long due to an electrical problem knocking him out after 61 laps. "You name it, we had the problem this weekend," he said. "Im just glad to be getting out of here." Hunter-Reay left Detroit -- heading to New York for an appearance Monday night with David Letterman -- without the IndyCar points lead. He entered the weekend with a 40-point lead on Power and exits it in third, 27 points behind Power and eight more behind Castroneves. "Major hit," Hunter-Reay acknowledged. Honda had dominated the Detroit Grand Prix the previous two years -- in the shadow of Chevys world headquarters -- and had the fastest car last week at the Indy 500. The engine manufacture did not fare better than fifth on Sunday with James Hinchcliffe following Charlie Kimball and Scott Dixon. Pole-sitter Takuma Sato was spun twice, dropping him to 18th. ' ' '

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