Norwegians feel the need for speed

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Norwegians feel the need for speed

Svindal has been nearly unbeatable this year, then again so has his friend and teammate
Aksel Lund Svindal has been nearly unbeatable in speed events on this year’s World Cup circuit. This week, he’ll try and win a super-G on Friday in Val Gardena, Italy, followed by the downhill Saturday and a giant slalom in nearby Alta Badia on Sunday.
Kjetil Jansrud, friend and teammate of Aksel Lund Svindal, is pushing his former Norwegian in this year’s World Cup ski racing events. “I’ve learned from him, and hopefully now we’re at the point where we can benefit from each other by pushing each other in training,” Jansrud said.
Vonn skis off course during training

VAL D’ISÈRE, France – Lindsey Vonn went off course in her World Cup downhill training run and finished 48th, while Marie Marchand-Arvier of France posted the fastest time Thursday.

Vonn will seek to extend her perfect record of four consecutive wins in speed races this season in today’s downhill. The American is third in the overall standings led by Tina Maze of Slovenia, who was seventh in training.

Marchand-Arvier finished in 1 minute, 51.45 seconds, edging Tina Weirather of Liechtenstein by a fraction of a second and former World Cup winner Maria Hoefl-Riesch of Germany in good conditions.

Norwegians feel the need for speed

Aksel Lund Svindal has been nearly unbeatable in speed events on this year’s World Cup circuit. This week, he’ll try and win a super-G on Friday in Val Gardena, Italy, followed by the downhill Saturday and a giant slalom in nearby Alta Badia on Sunday.
Kjetil Jansrud, friend and teammate of Aksel Lund Svindal, is pushing his former Norwegian in this year’s World Cup ski racing events. “I’ve learned from him, and hopefully now we’re at the point where we can benefit from each other by pushing each other in training,” Jansrud said.
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