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Ligety claims giant slalom for a new record in Slovenia

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Ligety claims giant slalom for a new record in Slovenia

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The American Ted Ligety weaved his way to victory in the World Cup giant slalom at Kranjska Gora in Slovenia.

Ligety did the damage in the first run and made no mistake in the second.

The American has now won six World Cup races at the same venue, in the same event, claiming an Alpine skiing record.

Austria’s Benny Raich came home second thanks to the fastest time of the second run.

Third place went to Norway’s Henrik Kristoffersen a solid podium finish for the junior world champion.

Standings from the World Cup Men’s on Saturday Giant Slalom
Points
1. Marcel Hirscher (Austria) 510
2. Ted Ligety (U.S.) 460
3. Alexis Pinturault (France) 378
4. Thomas Fanara (France) 278
5. Benjamin Raich (Austria) 218