Guay fourth in Bormio downhill

Canada's Erik Guay takes a curve during the menís downhill event in Bormio, Italy on Thursday, Dec....

Canada's Erik Guay takes a curve during the menís downhill event in Bormio, Italy on Thursday, Dec. 29, 2011. (REUTERS/Alessandro Garofalo)

QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 12:00 PM ET

BORMIO, ITALY - Canada's Erik Guay finished a close fourth at a World Cup downhill race in Bormio on Thursday, the third time for Canada's men's ski team this season.

The native of Mont-Tremblant, Que., clocked a time of two minutes, 2.45 seconds to finish just 0.22 seconds behind third place Klaus Kroell of Austria (2:02.23)

The Swiss recorded a 1-2 finish from Didier Defago (2:01.81) and Patrick Kueng (2:02.10).

"It's frustrating to be fourth but all in all, I had a pretty solid run," said the reigning world downhill champion. "It's a really, really challenging downhill this year. I feel like I could have taken some chances in different areas."

Calgary's Jan Hudec placed 23rd in a time of 2:04.28, while Ben Thomsen, of Invermere, B.C., and Louis-Pierre Helie, of Berthierville, Que., finished 32nd and 47th respectively. Whistler, B.C.'s Robbie Dixon did not finish the race.


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