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Moan wins Nordic combined sprint, retakes Cup lead

12/17/2006

RAMSAU, Austria -- Magnus Moan recaptured the lead in the
World Cup standings by winning a Nordic combined sprint Sunday.

The 23-year-old Norwegian won the 7.5-kilometer sprint race in
16 minutes, 53.3 seconds, beating Jason Lamy Chappuis of France by
0.7 seconds. Ronny Ackermann of Germany finished third, 1.2 seconds
behind Moan.

Moan, who lost his World Cup lead Saturday to Christoph Bieler
of Austria, was eighth after jumping 94.0 meters earlier Sunday.
Bieler won that discipline with a jump of 98.5 meters.

Moan has 329 points, leading Bieler by 13 points. Anssi
Koivuranta of Finland is third with 279.