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Svindal claims record-extending 7th victory in Val Gardena super-G

Norwegian skier Aksel Lund Svindal narrowly edged Italian rival Christof Innerhofer to win a World Cup super-G on Friday and prolong his document to seven profession victories in Val Gardena, Italy.

In sub-freezing prerequisites, Svindal completed zero.05 seconds forward of Innerhofer and zero.27 in entrance of Norwegian teammate Kjetil Jansrud.

Svindal has now gained 5 super-Gs and two downhills at the Saslong route and he can upload to his document by means of protecting his downhill name on Saturday. You can watch that race continue to exist CBCSports.ca starting at five:45 a.m. ET, in addition to protection on Road to the Olympic Games on Saturday at five p.m. ET.

It was once Svindal’s first win of the season and the 36th of his World Cup profession, tying him with retired Austrian racer Benny Raich for 7th position at the all-time checklist.

The victory moved Svindal to the highest of each the total World Cup standings and the super-G standings.

In the total, Svindal leads seven-time protecting champion Marcel Hirscher by means of 17 issues. Hirscher, a technical specialist who didn’t input the race, can be anticipated to reclaim the lead all over a stretch of 5 massive slalom and slalom occasions over a seven-day span starting on Sunday in Alta Badia.

In the super-G standings, Svindal moved 19 issues forward of Jansrud.

Competing in his house area, Innerhofer’s run precipitated massive cheers however Svindal got here down seven racers later and quieted the group.

Svindal trailed Innerhofer by means of virtually a complete 10th of a 2nd on the ultimate checkpoint however the giant Norwegian discovered extra velocity at the steep, completing turns. With a speed of 115.three kph, Svindal was once considerably sooner than Innerhofer on the ultimate velocity studying.

Johan Clarey of France posted an excellent fourth-place end with the No. 50 bib and Aleksander Aamodt Kilde positioned 5th to make it 3 Norwegians in the highest 5 and 4 in the highest 10 with Adrian Smiseth Sejersted 8th.

Olympic super-G champion Matthias Mayer of Austria completed 7th.

American skier Steven Nyman, who was once 26th, can be a few of the favourites in Saturday’s downhill at the Saslong, a race that he has gained 3 times.

Click at the video participant above on Saturday at five:45 a.m. ET to look at are living motion from the boys’s World Cup alpine downhill match in Val Gardena, Italy

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