Posts Tagged 'World Cup giant slalom'

Tina Maze wins, sets up winner-takes-all race with Mikaela Shiffrin for World Cup slalom title

FIS LogoUPDATE: Slovenian superstar Tina Maze won the slalom on Sunday (March 10), in Ofterschwang, Germany, to overtake Mikaela Shiffrin in the slalom standings. Even though the 17-year-old American earned an amazing sixth podium this season (plus a World Championship) with her third-place finish, she now stands 7 points behind the Slovenian with one race to go. Learn more.

March 9: Austrian Anna Fenninger won Saturday’s (March 9) Giant Slalom in Ofterschwang, Germany. Fenninger bested Tina Maze, who still will win the discipline for the season, and Viktoria Rebensburg filled out the podium. Julia Mancuso topped Continue reading ‘Tina Maze wins, sets up winner-takes-all race with Mikaela Shiffrin for World Cup slalom title’

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Ted Ligety scores another podium to keep lead in World Cup Giant Slalom

Ted Ligerty (US Ski Team photo)

Ted Ligety (US Ski Team photo)

What kind of a season has it been for Ted Ligety? It’s news when he DOESN’T win a World Cup race.

The American has been on fire, dominating the Giant Slalom discipline on the circuit, and in the recent FIS Alpine Ski World Championships Ligety won an astonishing three medals (Super G, Super Combined and Giant Slalom).

But you can’t win ’em all, as Ligety proved by placing third in a Giant Slalom on Sunday (Feb. 24) in Garmisch. Frenchman Alexis Pinturault won the race, followed by Austrian Marcel HirscherRead more.

Ligety’s result does mean he has finished on the podium in all six of this season’s giant slalom races (4 wins, 2 thirds) and leads (520-415) Hirscher in GS discipline standings.

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Ted Ligety comes up big again for third Giant Slalom win of season by wide margin in Alta Badia

Ted Ligety

Ted Ligety

UPDATE, Dec. 19: Rivals are suggesting that perhaps Ted Ligety’s equipment doesn’t conform to new FIS rules. So what do FIS officials say? The answer.

Dec. 18: American Ted Ligety finished a strong ninth in a slalom on Tuesday won by Marcel Hirscher in Madonna di Campiglio, Italy. Read more.

DEC. 16: Ted Ligety OWNS the Giant Slalom this season after his third huge victory in the discipline on Sunday in Alta Badia.

On the basis of an amazing first run, Ligety crushed the field by more than 2 seconds, a staggering spread at the World Cup level. The talented Marcel Hirscher took second and Frenchman Thomas Fanara claimed third.

Read the SkiRacing.com story to learn where this places Ligety on the all-time list for Giant slalom wins as well as comments from the American about his day. Read more.

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Can’t win ’em all: Ted Ligety finishes 3rd in World Cup Giant Slalom won by Marcel Hirscher in Val d’Isere

Audi FIS LogoiMarcel Hirscher of Austria won the World Cup Giant Slalom on Sunday in Val d’Isere, thanks to a late-run error by French skier Alexis Pinturault. He was followed on the podium by Germany’s Stefan Luitz and American Ted Ligety, who had won the previous GS races this season. Read more.

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Ted Ligety, “Mr. GS,” wins World Cup Giant Slalom on Birds of Prey

Birds of Prey LogoUPDATE, Dec. 2: Ted Ligety dominated the field to win his second Giant Slalom of the World Cup season on Sunday at Birds of Prey in Beaver Creek Resort. Worth noting, there have only been two GS races this season and the American’s “average” winning margin has been an other-worldly 2.25 seconds. No wonder they are calling him “Mr. G.S.” Read more.

Dec. 1: Matteo Marsaglia collected his first World Cup win on Saturday in Super G, while the amazing Aksel Lund Svindal once again reached the podium in second. Ted Ligety placed fourth, the second finish in that spot in the two races staged this season. Read more.

Nov. 30: Christof Innerhoffer of Italy broke Aksel Lund Svindal’s iron grip on World Cup skiing speed events, winning the Audi Birds of Prey Downhill on Friday at Beaver Creek.

Not that Svindal, a two-time winner last weekend in Lake Louise, had a bad day. In fact, the Norwegian star finished just .23 hundredths of a second off the winner’s pace, followed by countryman Kjetil Jansrud.

Svindal had clocked the fastest run during Thursday’s final training run, followed by France’s Guillermo Fayed and Italian Siegmar Klotz.

American Marco Sullivan did not reach the podium, as he did last weekend in Lake Louise, but still turned in a strong run to finish 18th, just behind fellow U.S. skier Travis Ganong (16). Teammates Ted Ligety (31), Steve Nyman (33), Andrew Weibrecht (37), Ryan Cochran Siegle (39), Wiley Maple (52) and Thomas Biesemeyer (57) came next.

The weekend will continue with a Super G on Saturday and Giant Slalom on Sunday. Read more at Ski Racing Magazine.

TV & WEBCAST COVERAGE

Watch the Birds of Prey Downhill on tape at 11 a.m. EST Sunday on NBC. Looking for LIVE coverage? Tune in at noon Sunday on the NBC Sports Network, which will first air taped coverage of Saturday’s Super G, followed by live coverage of the second run of Sunday’s Giant Slalom, in which American Ted Ligety figures to be a top contender. On Monday watch Super G (1 p.m.) and Giant Slalom (2 p.m.)  on NBC Sports Network. On the web, watch the Super G live at 1 p.m. EST Saturday and the Giant Slalom at 11:45 a.m. Sunday at Universal Sports.

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