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.

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.