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Svindal carves up Lake Louise piste for first win of season

Svindal carves up Lake Louise piste for first win of season
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Former two time overall world cup champion Aksel Lund Svindal claimed his first race win of the season on Sunday when the Norwegian won the super G at Lake Louise, Canada.

The reigning Olympic and World Cup champion in the disicpline crossed the line in a winning time of one minute and 28.53 seconds.

With his fifth career super G win at his favoured Canadian resort Svindal broke the Norwegian record for overall world cup victories with 22.

The Austrian team rounded off the podium in second and third.

Matthias Mayer matched his best career placing with the runers up spot.

The 23-year-old whose only other podium was second place in the super g on home snow in Kitzbühel in January, was 0.24 seconds adrift.

Third place went to mayer’s compatriot Georg Streitberger. The veteran skier was 0.14 seconds further off the pace.

32-year-old Streitberger has won only two world cup races before with his last victory coming three years ago at Beaver Creek and he’ll hope to repeat that feat next weekend when the men head to the Colorado resort for a series of races.