Ferstl World Cup win amid Val Gardena fog

Josef Ferstl beat the rest of the field, and the weather, to secure his first FIS Alpine Skiing World Cup victory in the super-G on Friday.

The German was second out of the gate at Val Gardena - an early start which proved to be hugely advantageous as events unfolded.

Ferstl completed his run in one minute and 35.28 seconds, which proved enough to earn the maximum 100 points ahead of Max Franz, who was just 0.02secs slower to claim his second runner-up finish of the season.

Matthias Mayer rounded out the podium, 0.1secs off the leading pace, with the top three racers all among the first seven men down the mountain.

Thick fog surrounded the slopes midway through, causing an interruption, and conditions were markedly more difficult after the resumption as Ferstl's lead went unchallenged.

Defending super-G champion Kjetil Jansrud, boasting a win and a second-placed finish from the previous two meetings this season, was 35th - second to last out of those who finished their runs.

The Norwegian maintains his lead at the top of the discipline's standings, although the gap has been cut to six points by Vincent Kriechmayr, who came fifth, while Franz is just two points behind.

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