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Matthias Mayer wins World Cup super-G

Matthias Mayer wins World Cup super-G
Matthias Mayer reacts after crossing the finish line during the men's World Cup super-G race in Austria on Sunday. (Hans Punz / EPA)

Olympic downhill champion Matthias Mayer won a super-G on Sunday for his second victory in two days, mastering a technical and tricky home course amid thick snowfall.

The Austrian clocked 1 minute, 31.53 seconds down the rarely used Schneekristall-Zwolfer course to finish 0.23 seconds ahead of Adrien Theaux of France.

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Kjetil Jansrud of Norway finished third, 0.27 back, and increased his lead in the super-G standings.

Skiing a discipline that is not his specialty, overall World Cup leader Marcel Hirscher placed a respectable 17th.

It was the first super-G win for Mayer, adding to his two World Cup downhill victories, the second of which came Saturday.

Mayer was also the surprise winner of the downhill at last year's Sochi Games.

The men's circuit moves to Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany, next weekend.

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