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Vonn Wins Switzerland Super-Combined to Extend World Cup Lead

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Jan. 27 (Bloomberg) -- Lindsey Vonn of the U.S. won the World Cup ski season’s first women’s super-combined event to extend her lead in the overall standings.

Vonn, 27, had a total time of 2 minutes, 28.35 seconds in the downhill and slalom stages in St. Moritz, Switzerland, 0.41 seconds faster than Slovenia’s Tina Maze. Austria’s Nicole Hosp was third, 0.58 seconds behind the American.

Vonn, who won the super-combined title the past two seasons, held a 1.41-second lead after the opening downhill run and her sixth-place finish in the slalom was enough to secure her 48th World Cup victory.

The 100-point win moves Vonn 302 points ahead of Maze in the overall standings. She also leads the super-G and downhill standings.

Maria Hoefl-Riesch of Germany, the defending overall champion, finished in 21st place and is sixth in the standings, 554 points behind the leader.

To contact the reporter on this story: Bob Bensch in London at bbensch@bloomberg.net.

To contact the editor responsible for this story: Christopher Elser at celser@bloomberg.net.