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Svindal speeds to victory in the Alpine Ski World Cup

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Svindal speeds to victory in the Alpine Ski World Cup

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Norwegian Aksel Lund Svindal has taken his 24th victory on the major circuits in the Alpine Ski World Cup at Val Gardena.

France’s Adrien Théaux finished the day in third position, just under a second behind the leader.

The skier from Val Thorens reacted well after disappointing descents on Wednesday and Thursday.

Meanwhile, Canadian Jan Hudec placed second giving him his best result in recent competitions.

He finished his run in first place, but was overtaken by competition favourite Svindal shortly afterwards.

Known as ‘The Specialist’ for his strength and speed in downhill skiing, Svindal became the first skier with three super giant wins on the Saslong.

Not put off by the fog, the Olympic champion is halfway towards matching Maier the “Herminator”‘s record of 24 “super-G” wins.