Near miss for Ted Ligety as American finishes second in World Cup Giant Slalom on Birds of Prey

Second place finisher Ted Ligety, left, celebrates with winner Marcel Hirscher, center, and Fritz Dopfer.

American Ted Ligety led after the first run, but wound up second on Sunday (Dec. 4) by .21 behind Austrian Marcel Hirscher at the Audi Birds of Prey giant slalom in Beaver Creek.

Bode Miller did not qualify for the second run, but teammate Tommy Ford finished a respectable 22nd. Get complete results and read more about the race.

And there is a chance for Ligety to extract some revenge: the men return here for a rescheduled World Cup GS on Tuesday.

American Lindsey Vonn won her third straight race in Lake Louise on Sunday. Read more.

SATURDAY (Dec. 3): The race was terrific on the Birds of Prey course at Beaver Creek, just not as successful for the Americans. Swiss skier Sandro Villeta surprised many by winning the Super G, followed by Aksel Lund Svindal and fellow Swiss, Beat Feuz, who earned his third podium of the season. Bode Miller survived a mistake to finish, but could not regain enough time to follow up his downhill win on Friday. Learn more about all the racers by reading this story from SkiRacing.com.

FRIDAY (DEC. 2): It was an American double-play as Bode Miller secured a thrilling victory on Friday on the Birds of Prey course in Beaver Creek shortly before Lindsey Vonn did the same at Lake Louise. Learn more.

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