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Alpine Skiing: Weirather maintains form with victory in Val D'Isere


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Alpine Skiing: Weirather maintains form with victory in Val D'Isere

Tina Weirather continued her fine form this season and celebrated her first career giant slalom on the World Cup circuit with victory in the French Alps glamour resort of Val D’Isere.

It has been a stunning start to the campaign for 24-year old Weirather who tops the overall world cup standings.

Heading into Sunday’s race she had already five podiums to her name from the opening 12 races – all disciplines combined.

Last week in St Moritz, Switzerland she celebrated her maiden win of the season and not content with that she carried her winning ways into Sunday’s race.

Weirather – who is the daughter of two-time Olympic and World Cup champion Hanni Wenzel – produced two dominant runs to clock a combined time of 2 minutes and 24.10 seconds.

She extended her overall lead to 27 points over Swiss title rival Lara Gut, who was second fastest on the day while Maria Pietilae-Holmner of Sweden was third.

Weirather, from Liechtenstein, is second in the giant slalom standings trailing Jessica Lindell-Vikarby of Sweden by 47 points.

The female skiers next head to Lienz, Austria for a slalom and giant slalom starting 28 December.

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