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Pranger seals shock Wengen slalom triumph

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  • Manfred Pranger of Austria claims first World Cup win in four years on Sunday
  • The 30-year-old takes Wengen slalom from Reinfried Herbst and Ivica Kostelic
  • Benjamin Raich remains top of overall World Cup standings after finishing fifth
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(CNN) -- Manfred Pranger of Austria claimed his first World Cup victory in four years after securing a surprise win in Sunday's men's slalom at Wengen, Switzerland.

Pranger shows his delight after winning his first World Cup event in four years at Wengen on Sunday.

Pranger shows his delight after winning his first World Cup event in four years at Wengen on Sunday.

The 30-year-old sealed his third career triumph after timing one minute 40.36 seconds over the two runs. His previous two victories came in a three-day span in January 2005 before his career was slowed down by a succession of injuries.

Reinfried Herbst, who edged compatriot Pranger in last week's slalom, finished second with Ivica Kostelic of Croatia completing the podium.

Another Austrian, Benjamin Raich, remains top of the overall World Cup standings after finishing in fifth position.

Raich is on 638 points, with Frenchman Jean-Baptiste Grange second on 576. Kostelic's third-place finish has him third overall, trailing Raich by 92 points.

Meanwhile, Grange still leads the slalom standings by 44 points from Kostelic, despite trailing home in sixth place on Sunday.

Defending overall champion Bode Miller, who was runner-up in Saturday's downhill, skied out in the second run of the slalom after finishing a lowly 23rd in the first run.

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