Aksel Lund Svindal takes WC lead
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.
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