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Muffat-Jeandet gets first career win in World Cup combined

AP LogoWENGEN, Switzerland (AP) — Victor Muffat-Jeandet rose from 27th place after the downhill run to win a World Cup combined event on Friday.

The Frenchman got his first career win using the fastest run in slalom to finish 0.96 seconds ahead of Pavel Trikhichev of Russia.

Trikhichev, who also got a career-best result, had been 29th after the morning downhill.

Peter Fill of Italy was the best of the downhill specialists, placing third 1.15 behind Muffat-Jeandet. Fill edged Kjetil Jansrud of Norway off the podium by 0.01.

First-run leader Vincent Kriechmayr of Austria started his slalom run with 2.55 in hand over Muffat-Jeandet but quickly skied out.

World champion Luca Aerni of Switzerland also failed to finish in slalom.

The result was unofficial as low-ranked downhill skiers were yet to start slalom.


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