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Switzerland’s Viletta surges for super-G win

BEAVER CREEK -Yogi Berra and ski racing seem to be a poor match. But at Saturday’s Birds of Prey men’s World Cup super-G, it wasn’t over until it was over.

Switzerland’s Sandro Viletta leapt out of the 30th spot to nab his first career win, not to mention World Cup podium.

By coming from the bottom of the order of the top contenders, the 25-year-old knocked Norway’s Aksel Lund Svindal into second and bumped Switzerland’s Beat Feuz into third.

Viletta’s run from seemingly nowhere also spoiled Canada’s Robbie Dixon’s hopes of landing the first podium of his career. He matched a career-high with his fourth-place finish. Austria’s Hannes Reichelt, who appeared headed toward his third super-G win here before making a key mistake in the lower half of the course, took fifth.

Bode Miller was the top American finisher in 19th, recovering from near disaster in Pete’s Arena on the top of the course.

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