“t was Teddy’s day!”. Ted Ligety of the USA dominated today’s Giant Slalom at Beaver Creek, Colorado (USA) with a total time of 2:35:77 leaving teammate Bode Miller +1.32 seconds to second place. It marked the first time the USA put two men on a World Cup podium since January 2009.
Marcel Hirscher of Austria, the reigning World Cup overall champion took third place with a total time of 2:37:59 ahead of two Frenchmen, Mathieu Faivre and Alexis Pinturault finishing fifth and sixth.
Ligety has now won 19 career World Cup races, all giant slaloms. In February, he became the first man in 45 years to win three gold medals at a single World Championships. Miller posted his first top 10 of the season in his sixth race. The five-time Olympic medalist missed all of last season after undergoing knee surgery.
The Alpine skiing World Cup continues in Val d’Isere, France, next weekend.