Svindal leads after downhill of super combined
Super-g champion and downhill silver medallist Aksel Lund Svindal of Norway held the lead at the halfway point of Sunday's men's super combined by winning the downhill portion of the race, dpa reported.
Svindal raced down the 3.105km Dave Murray piste in 1 minute 53.15 seconds for a 0.39 second lead over Dominik Paris of Italy.
Carlo Janka of Switzerland is ranked third following the downhill, 0.50 seconds behind Svindal.
Among the other top challengers for the super combined title, 2010 downhill Olympic champion Didier Defago is fourth while his Swiss compatriot Silvan Zurbriggen is sixth.
American Bode Miller ranks seventh and Croatia's Ivica Kostelic - the 2006 Olympic super combined silver medallist - is ninth.
Current overall World Cup leader Benjamin Raich of Austria finished the downhill 12th but 1.55 seconds behind Svindal.
Reigning super combined Olympic champion Ted Ligety slumped to 15th.
The slalom portion of the super combined is scheduled to start at 12.15 pm (2015 GMT).