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Training Run For World Cup Downhill Canceled

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Lindsey Vonn of the US skis during the FIS Alpine World Cup Women's Giant Slalom November 26, 2011 in Aspen, Colorado. AFP PHOTO / DON EMMERT (Photo credit should read DON EMMERT/AFP/Getty Images)

Lindsey Vonn of the US skis during the FIS Alpine World Cup Women’s Giant Slalom November 26, 2011 in Aspen, Colorado. AFP PHOTO / DON EMMERT (Photo credit should read DON EMMERT/AFP/Getty Images)

BEAVER CREEK, Colo. (AP) – The first training session for a World Cup downhill race on the Birds of Prey course has been canceled so workers can shave down sections of the hill to help control speed.

The jury elected to skip the run on a clear-blue Tuesday because racers were getting too much air on a portion of the course.

Another training session is scheduled for Wednesday. But it could be windy as the leading edge of a storm passes through the area. Snow is expected to fall on Thursday.

Racers have to squeeze in at least one training run before competing in the downhill race on Friday.

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