Swiss veteran Peter Mueller ended a three-year victory drought by capturing a World Cup downhill ski race in course-record time on Aspen Mountain in Colorado.
Mueller, 27, who posted consistently fast times in Aspen training runs, was clocked in 1 minute 45.74 seconds, edging teammate Karl Alpiger by 17-hundredths of a second. Sepp Wildgruber of West Germany was third in 1:46.58; Austrian Helmut Hoeflehner placed fourth in 1:46.62.
Although Hoeflehner added no points to his season-leading downhill total, he clinched the 1985 title when his closest pursuer, Switzerland's Pirmin Zurbriggen, finished 22nd.
Luxembourg's Marc Girardelli, a slalom and giant slalom specialist, scored his first points of the season in downhill with a ninth-place finish, enabling him to increase his lead over Zurbriggen in the World Cup overall standings . . .
Laurie Graham won the final World Cup downhill race of the season in Banff, Alberta. Graham won in 1:19.50 . . .
Gunde Svan of Sweden romped to a wire-to-wire victory in the men's 30-kilometer cross-country race at the 36th Swedish Nordic Ski Games in Falun, Sweden, clinching his second consecutive World Cup title. Earlier, Anette Boe held off fellow Norwegian Grete Nykkelmo by almost 25 seconds to win the women's 10-K and wrap up her first World Cup crown.