World Cup Update: Tina Maze leads women, Aksel Lund Svindal atop men’s race as we enter 2013

Tina Maze

Tina Maze

Now that it’s almost 2013 it’s a good time to update the races for the overall crown in Men’s and Women’s World Cup Alpine Skiing.

Ladies first. That means Tina Maze, who raced to the top of the standings with several early GS wins and continues to pile on the points. As of Dec. 31, the Slovenian leads the race for the overall title with 1,059 points, a whopping 427 points ahead of Maria Hoefl-Riesch (Kathrin Zettel stands third).

Can defending champ Lindsey Vonn, now taking a health break, make a comeback from 645 points back? Only time and racing will tell. Fellow American Mikaela Shiffrin is fourth overall in the Slalom standings.  Here’s where to find the latest standings in the overall race as well as each discipline.

On the men’s side, Aksel Lund Svindal’s fast start has the Norwegian in first with 674, but the race is much closer after that. Austrian Marcel Hirscher has 560 points and American Ted Ligety’s impressive GS skiing has him third (537). Here’s where the find the latest standings in the overall race as well as each discipline.

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