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Benjamin Raich Wins Men's World Cup Slalom


Olympic ski champion Benjamin Raich of Austria has won the men's World Cup slalom in Schladming, Austria, to end the winning streak of Jens Byggmark of Sweden.

Raich picked up his fourth career win at the night event Tuesday with a two-run combined time of 1:42.55. Byggmark, who won his first two World Cup events in the slaloms at Kitzbuhel, placed second, 0.38 seconds behind (1:42.93).

Aksel Lund Svindal of Norway leads in the overall World Cup standings ahead of Switzerland's Didier Cuche and Raich.

American Bode Miller said he was happy with his performance as he was competing in a slalom event for the first time in a year. Miller placed well back in 25th place (1:52.15).

Some information for this report provided by AP and AFP.

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