Jansrud fails to tie Maier and Svindal's record in Kitzbuhel

Kjetil Jansrud missed the chance to equal the record for the most consecutive FIS Alpine Skiing World Cup super-G wins as Matthias Mayer claimed victory in Kitzbuhel on Friday.

The Norwegian won the first three World Cup super-Gs of the season, but was denied a fourth successive triumph to equal a feat only previously achieved by Hermann Maier and Aksel Lund Svindal by Mayer.

Austrian Mayer, Olympic champion in the downhill, secured the fourth World Cup win of his career and his first since 2015, narrowly beating Italy's Christof Innerhofer to top spot on the podium.

Mayer, whose most recent triumph came in in the super-G at Saalbach almost two years ago, beat Innerhofer's time of one minute and 11.34 seconds by 0.09secs to emerge victorious. Switzerland's Beat Feuz completed the top three.

Jansrud, who leads the super-G standings, could only manage ninth place, but he is still 137 points ahead of nearest challenger Dominik Paris.

Paris took sixth place, with Norway's Aleksander Aamodt Kilde fourth to move within 140 points of Jansrud. Mayer trails Jansrud by 162 points.

But Jansrud's disappointing showing did his cause in the overall standings little good as he only finished one place above Alexis Pinturault - who sits ahead of the Norwegian in third in the overall rankings - and did not capitalise on leader Marcel Hirscher settling for 24th.

Hirscher holds a substantial 288-point lead at the summit of the overall rankings, with Jansrud 436 points off the pace in fourth.

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