Feuz Takes World Cup Skiing Lead; Rebensburg Wins Giant Slalom

Joint winners Austria's Klaus Kroll and Swiss Beat Feuz
Joint winners Austria's Klaus Kroll and Swiss Beat Feuz raise their caps during the flowers ceremony of the men's Super-G race at the FIS Ski World cup on March 2, 2012 in Kvitfjell, Norway. Photographer: Daniel Sannum Lauten/AFP/Getty Images

Switzerland’s Beat Feuz took the men’s World Cup skiing overall lead by tying for first in today’s Super-G race, while Germany’s Viktoria Rebensburg moved atop the women’s giant slalom standings.

Feuz and Austria’s Klaus Kroell both timed 1 minute, 32.35 seconds to share top honors in Kvitfjell, Norway. Kjetil Jansrud of Norway was 0.03 seconds back in third as the top five were separated by just 0.20 seconds.

The victory moves Feuz five points ahead of Austrian Marcel Hirscher, who is not racing this weekend, in the overall standings. Norway’s Aksel Lund Svindal finished fifth to take a two-point lead in the Super-G standings over Switzerland’s Didier Cuche, who was fourth.

Rebensburg had a combined time of 2:33.30 in Ofterschwang, Germany, to beat Tina Maze of Slovenia by 0.06 seconds. Irene Curtoni of Italy finished third, 0.43 seconds behind.

“I didn’t have a good feeling in the second run, it was so tough,” Rebensburg said in a televised post-race interview. “I’m so, so happy now.”

Rebensburg’s second victory of the season moved her 44 points in the standings ahead of France’s Tessa Worley, who was seventh.

Maze pulled within 474 points of American Lindsey Vonn in the overall women’s standings. Vonn, who has already secured the downhill and super-combined titles, was 10th today.

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