Adrien Theaux of France skis the Kandahar at the alpine ski world championships in Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany. ((Clive Rose/Getty Images) )

Adrien Theaux of France led the last men's downhill training at the world ski championships in Garmisch-Parktenkirchen, Germany, on Friday, a day before the race.

Theaux covered the 3.3-kilometre Kandahar course in two minutes 1.31 seconds to lead World Cup downhill champion Didier Cuche of Switzerland by 0.07.

Aksel Lund Svindal of Norway, who won the world downhill title in 2007, was 0.10 back in third.

Erik Guay of Mont-Tremblant, Que., was fourth in 2:01.59.

Bode Miller of the United States trailed by 2.59 seconds in 25th, while Christof Innerhofer of Italy, who won the super-G on Wednesday and led the downhill training the following day, held back and finished 2.99 seconds off the lead.