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Svindal wins World Cup Cup super-G for 7th victory of season; Pinturault takes combined event

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KITZBUEHEL, Austria — Aksel Lund Svindal mastered a tricky super-G course Friday to extend Norway's World Cup winning streak to five races, and Alexis Pinturault of France won the combined event for the third straight year.

PHOTO: Austria's Hannes Reichelt takes a jump as he speeds down the course during an alpine ski, men's World Cup super-G, in Kitzbuehel, Austria, Friday, Jan. 22, 2016. (AP Photo/Pier Marco Tacca)
Austria's Hannes Reichelt takes a jump as he speeds down the course during an alpine ski, men's World Cup super-G, in Kitzbuehel, Austria, Friday, Jan. 22, 2016. (AP Photo/Pier Marco Tacca)

Svindal avoided major mistakes and sped to his seventh victory of the season and 32nd overall, winning in 1 minute, 11.79 seconds. He beat Andrew Weibrecht of the United States by 0.31, and Hannes Reichelt of Austria by 0.42.

In the combined event, which added the results of the super-G and those of a slalom run five hours later, Pinturault led a French sweep of the podium ahead of Victor Muffat-Jeandet and Thomas Mermillod Blondin.

Svindal, who failed to finish the slalom, remained in the overall World Cup lead.

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PHOTO: Norway's Aksel Lund Svindal celebrates as he gets to the finish area, during an alpine ski, men's World Cup super-G, in Kitzbuehel, Austria, Friday, Jan. 22, 2016. (AP Photo/Giovanni Auletta)
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