U.S. men struggle at Beaver Creek behind first-time winner

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Austrian Vincent Kriechmayr won his first World Cup race, while no American finished in the top 20 at Beaver Creek, Colo., for the first time since 2010.

The 26-year-old Kriechmayr prevailed by .23 of a second over Olympic super-G champion Kjetil Jansrud of Norway. Austrian Hannes Reichelt, who won the 2015 World super-G title at Beaver Creek, took third, .33 behind.

Full Beaver Creek super-G results are here.

The top U.S. man was two-time Olympic super-G medalist Andrew Weibrecht in 21st.

Ted Ligety, an Olympic combined and giant slalom champ who won the 2013 World super-G title, skied out, DNFing in a fourth straight World Cup race dating to last December.

The 33-year-old Ligety is coming back from myriad injuries the last two years, the most recent a back surgery in January.

Kriechmayr finally won in his 86th World Cup start. He made three super-G podiums over the last two years, including at the PyeongChang Olympic venue in February 2016.

Kriechmayr was fifth at last season’s world championships in the super-G and eyes his first Olympic berth on a deep Austrian team.

Races at Beaver Creek continue Saturday with a downhill (1 p.m. ET, Olympic Channel, NBCSports.com/live and the NBC Sports app).

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