Svindal dominates Val Gardena super-G

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Svindal dominates Val Gardena super-G

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Norway’s Aksel Lund Svindal continued his stellar form this season with a convincing victory in the men’s World Cup super-G at Val Gardena on Friday.

The 29 year old, bidding to add to his overall World Cup titles in 2007 and 2009, recovered from a major mistake three gates from the finish to complete the course in a time of 1 minute and 36.95 seconds.

Local hope Matteo Marsaglia finished second ahead of fellow countryman Werner Heel who held his nerve to gain his first podium in nearly three years.

This win sees Svindal lead American Ted Ligety by 132 points in the World Cup overall standings, with reigning champion Marcel Hirscher 28 points further back.