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Ligety wins Alta Badia Giant Slalom

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Ligety wins Alta Badia Giant Slalom
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America’s Ted Ligety kept his composure to clinch the classic Italian giant slalom of Alta Badia on Sunday.

The world champion looked in great shape and completed the Gran Risa course in a two-run combined time of 2 minutes, 37.27 seconds, enough to earn him a 14th World Cup win.

Austria’s Marcel Hirscher produced a solid second run but it wasn’t to be for the defending overall World Cup winner who eventually had to settle for second place, 2.04 seconds behind the American.

France’s Thomas Fanara completed the podium while Norway’s Aksel Lund Svindal finished ninth, 4.86 behind Ligety, whom he leads by 106 points in the overall standings.