World Championships - Baumann ahead at halfway stage of Super Combined

Romed Baumann gave Austrian fans cause for cheer when he topped the downhill stage of the World Championships in Schladming.

Alpine Skiing - Downhill conditions looking good

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Romed Baumann of Austria skis during the men's super combined Downhill race at the World Alpine Skiing Championships in Schladming February 11, 2013. (Reuters)

The Austrian's time of 2:01.38 was good enough to give him the lead at halfway, but the winner of the individual downhill, Aksel Lund Svindal, lurks in second place, 0.14 seconds adrift.

Christian Innerhofer of Italy was third, with Adrien Theaux, Dominik Paris, Ted Ligety and Matthias Mayer all within a second of the leaidng time.

The Super Combined final concludes with the slalom this evening.

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