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Reichelt takes first win in Super G World Cup

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By Euronews
Reichelt takes first win in Super G World Cup

<p>Hannes Reichelt put in what was described as ‘ faultless’ run in the Mens World Cup Super G at Beaver Creek. It was the Salzburg skiers eight World Cup victory but his first this winter.</p> <p>He was forced to sit out much of last season due to a back problem and missed the Sochi Olympics where he was predicted to be the man to beat.</p> <p>His win on Saturday showed he is back on form and sealed victory with a time of 1.12.78. seconds, his third win on the Beaver Creek run. </p> <p>It meant disappointment for Kjetil Jansrud. He came into the Super G at Beaver Creek on the back of three successive race wins and was aiming to become the first man since Hermann Maier in 1998 to win four races in a row. </p> <p>But he failed to catch the time of the Austrian and the Norwegian completed the run in 1:13.30 but Jansrud strengthened his place in the standings ahead of Reichelt.</p> <p>Completing the podium with a run of 1:13.40 was Alexis Pinturault. he is still searching for his first win though this was the second podium finish of the season.</p> <p>The 23-year-old French skier injured his shoulder when he knocked against a gate but despite that looks set to compete in Sunday’s Giant Slalom.</p>