NEWS
11/24/2017 12:07 EST | Updated 11/24/2017 12:20 EST

Frenchman Adrien Theaux fastest in training for Lake Louise World Cup

LAKE LOUISE, Alta. — Adrien Theaux of France posted the fastest time in training Friday for the season-opening men's World Cup downhill.

The men get just one training run for Saturday's race in Lake Louise, Alta., as weather and poor snow conditions wiped out the first two.

Theaux's time was one minute 51.54 seconds. Matthias Mayer of Austria was second in 1:51.89 and Norway's Kjetil Jansrud was third in 1:52.23.

Erik Guay of Mont-Tremblant, Que., was the fastest Canadian in fifth, almost a full second behind Theaux.

Racers from all countries wore heart-shaped stickers on their helmets bearing the initials "D.P." in memory of French skier David Poisson.

He died in a training accident last week at Nakiska ski resort.