Sport in Short: Skiing

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LACK of snow has caused the weekend's men's downhill and slalom World Cup races to be moved within Austria from Kitzbuhel to St Anton and Lech. St Anton will stage the downhill on Saturday with the slalom in Lech on Sunday.

MARCO GIRARDELLI, the overall leader, recorded his fourth World Cup victory of the season in a super-giant slalom at St Anton, Austria, yesterday. The 29-year-old from Luxembourg finished in 1min 28.53sec for his 40th World Cup win. He is now level with the retired Pirmin Zurbriggen, of Switzerland, as the second biggest World Cup winner, 26 victories short of Ingemar Stenmark's record.

WORLD CUP SUPER-GIANT SLALOM (St Anton, Aut): 1 M Girardelli (Lux) 1min 28.53sec; 2 J E Thorsen (Nor) 1:28.82; 3 G Mader (Aut) 1:29.07; 4 A Skaardal (Nor) 1:29.36; 5 M Hangl (Swit) 1:29.52; 6 L Colturi (It) 1:29.65; 7 A Duvillard (Fr) 1:29.76; 8 L Alphand (Fr) 1:29.79; 9 R Salzgeber (Aut) 1:29.82; 10 S Eberharter (Aut) 1:29.95; 11 K A Aamodt (Nor) 1:30.02; 12 T Stiansen (Nor) 1:30.03; 13 W Besse (Swit) 1:30.11; 14 F Heinzer (Swit) 1:30.12; 15 P Ortlieb (Aut) 1:30.33. Super-g standings: 1 Thorsen 230 pts; 2 Assinger 129; 3 Skaardal 124; 4 Girardelli 120; 5 Heinzer 112; 6 Colturi 100; 7 Mader 95; 8 Hangl 90; 9 Aamodt 84; 10 A Senigagliese (It) 81; 11 Stock 80; 12 Alphand 72; 13 Ortlieb 61; 14 T Gentina (Fr) 56; 15 Polig 54. Overall World Cup standings: 1 Girardelli 713; 2 A Tomba (It) 472; 3 Aamodt 449; 4 Heinzer 336; 5 Thorsen 329; 6 T Fogdoe (Swe) 285; 7 Mader 284; 8 Kjus 266; 9 L Stock (Aut) 259; 10 Besse 252; 11 Skaardal 244; 12= A Assinger (Aut) and T Sykora (Aut) 198; 14 H Strolz (Aut) 197; 15 D Mahrer (Swit) 172. Leading Nations Cup standings: 1 Austria 4,551; 2 Switzerland 2,948; 3 Italy 2,313.

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