Alpine skiing: Worley snaps winless drought in Killington

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Alpine skiing: Worley snaps winless drought in Killington

The women’s second giant slalom of the Alpine Skiing world cup season saw Tessa Worley of France celebrate her first win in three years.

The 27-year old who won this event at the 2013 world championships, was second after the first run in the fog-hit US resort of Killington in Vermont.

And despite clocking the eight fastest time in the second run it was enough to see off her rivals to claim a confidence-boosting victory.

Nina Loeseth was the early pace setter topping the timesheets after the first run.

The Nowegian skier struggled somewhat in the afternoon but did enough to take second place.

She missed out on her career second victory by a mere eight tenths of a second.

Rounding out the podium in third place was Italy’s Sofia Goggia.

The 24-year old Bergamo native started the second run down in 12th position but went on to clock the fastest time of the day to lift her into third for her best career result.

American star Mikaela Shiffrin was runner-up in the season-opening giant slalom in Soelden, Austria but in the first World Cup race held at Killington and first in Vermont since 1978, she had to settle for fifth.

Despite the result she leads the overall world cup standings – 85 points clear of Worley.