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Aksel Lund Svindal takes WC lead

Updated: March 12, 2014, 9:54 AM ET
Associated Press

LENZERHEIDE, Switzerland -- Aksel Lund Svindal of Norway retook the lead in the overall World Cup standings on Wednesday by placing fifth in a downhill won by Olympic champion Matthias Mayer of Austria.

Svindal earned 45 points to move 41 ahead of two-time defending overall champion Marcel Hirscher of Austria, who skips downhills.

"If I had to put money on someone I have no idea who it would be,'' said Svindal, who will race against Hirscher in a super-G on Thursday.

Mayer ...

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