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Grange Wins Wengen WC Super-Combi


Jean-Baptiste Grange of France skied a strong slalom leg to win a World Cup super-combined event in Wengen, Switzerland.

Grange finished outside the top 10 in the opening downhill leg Friday but skied the fastest slalom race of the day for a combined time of 2:20.61 only 0.06 seconds faster than runner-up Daniel Albrecht of Switzerland.

American Bode Miller was fourth fastest after the downhill but had a fast enough slalom run to move up to third place for the bronze medal 2:21.12. World Cup overall leader Benjamin Raich of Austria was fourth, 0.04 seconds from making the podium.

Olympic combined champion Ted Ligety of the United States finished fifth, giving the U.S. men their best result of the season. The men will stay in Wengen for a slalom on Saturday and a downhill on Sunday.

Some information for this report was provided by AFP, AP.

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