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Carlo Janka wins FIS Alpine Skiing combined World Cup event in Wengen

Carlo Janka secured victory in the FIS Alpine Skiing combined World Cup event with a dominant display in Wengen.

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Carlo Janka secured his first FIS Alpine Skiing World Cup victory in almost four years as he triumphed in the combined event in Wengen on Friday.

Janka's previous World Cup win came in Slovenia in March 2011, when he secured success in the giant slalom event at Kranjska Gora.

And his drought came to end in Switzerland on Friday, as Janka put in a dominant display in his home nation in the first combined event of the season.

Janka set the fastest time of the downhill leg, clocking one minute 36.42 seconds to earn himself a 0.11secs advantage over reigning Olympic downhill champion Matthias Mayer.

Kjetil Jansrud was third after the downhill section, but the Norwegian was unable to finish his second run and dropped out of contention.

Janka - Olympic giant slalom gold medalist in Vancouver in 2010 - recorded a time of 52.89secs in the slalom run.

That was only the eighth-fastest mark, but Mayer's time of 54.21 meant Janka ultimately finished 1.31secs ahead of his nearest challenger.

Frenchman Victor Muffat-Jeandet, quickest in the slalom with a time of 51.42, was the man to take second, while Ivica Kostelic clocked 52.16 to take third place overall.

Janka's maximum return of 100 points see him take an early lead in the combined standings, while the Swiss has now moved up to 10th in the overall World Cup leaderboard, on 313 points.

Overall leader Marcel Hirscher, on 836 points, continues to hold a 212-point lead at the summit after Jansrud missed the opportunity to close the gap on the Austrian.

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