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Alpine skiing: Jansrud charges towards downhill title with victory in Kvitfjell

Norwegian ace Kjetil Jansrud took a giant step towards winning the World Cup downhill title after winning the penultimate race in the discipline on home snow in…

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Alpine skiing: Jansrud charges towards downhill title with victory in Kvitfjell

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Norwegian ace Kjetil Jansrud took a giant step towards winning the World Cup downhill title after winning the penultimate race in the discipline on home snow in Kvitfjell.

The 31-year old inched closer to the title on Friday when he finished third in the first downhill of the Kvitfjell stop, but has now all but guaranteed a second World Cup title in the discipline, after 2015, following Saturday’s triumph.

The 2014 Olympic super-G champion was in fine form and held off the stiff challenge of defending World Cup downhill champion Peter Fill.

Italy’s Fill crossed over the line 0.08 seconds behind the winner for his third runners up finish of this season.

With one downhill left this campaign Fill is now 33 points adrift of Jansrud in the discipline standings with a maximum of 100 points for a race win.

Switzerland’s Beat Feuz rounded out the podium for his third top-three finish this term.

He was 0.14 seconds off the winning time.

The final race of the season takes place in Aspen, Colorado on 15 March, where a second-place finish for Jansrud will be enough to seal him the title.