Romed Baumann wins WCup super-combined race




CHAMONIX, France (AP) — Romed Baumann held off a strong challenge from Frenchman Alexis Pinturault to win Sunday’s World Cup super-combined race for his second career victory.

Baumann led Pinturault by a comfortable 3.27 seconds after posting the fastest time in the morning’s downhill run on the La Verte des Houches course, and the Austrian held firm in the afternoon slalom session to win by 1.10 seconds.

Switzerland’s Beat Feuz, tied for fifth after the downhill, was 1:19 behind Baumann in third place.

The 26-year-old Baumann’s previous World Cup win was also a supercombi race, three years ago in Sestriere, Italy.

He also finished second in Saturday’s downhill, capping off a good weekend for Austria after Klaus Kroell’s victory in Friday’s downhill.