Cameron Alexander wins Kvitfjell downhill race

North Vancouver’s Cameron Alexander shared victory with Swiss rival Niels Hintermann in a men’s World Cup downhill today on the Olympiabakkenafter course in Kvitfjell, Norway.

Alexander, a late starter with bib No. 39, matched Hintermann’s time of 1 minute, 44.42 seconds, the pair upset the top contenders for the season title. The sunny conditions on the Olympiabakken course allowed several lower-ranked skiers to post top 10 results.

“I just tried to give it everything I had,” Alexander said about Friday’s race. “I knew I had speed here, so all I had to do was go out there and try to let it go.”