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Raich Takes Swiss WC Super-Combined Ski Event


Austrian alpine skier Benjamin Raich has padded his lead atop the season's overall standings by winning a World Cup super-combined event in Wengen, Switzerland.

American Bode Miller was second-fastest in the morning's downhill run and appeared to have won after the afternoon slalom but was disqualified for straddling a gate just meters from the finish line.

Raich was only 13th after the downhill run, but he skied a fast slalom leg to win with a combined time (of 2:38.46) that was 0.19 seconds faster than Kjetil Andre Aamodt of Norway (2:38.65). Italian Peter Fill posted his first career podium result in a World Cup event, placing third (2:38.78).

The super-combi is a new version of the traditional combined race. It adds the times from a shortened downhill run in the morning to a single slalom leg a few hours later.

Some information for this report provided by AP.