Ligety wins World Cup opener

Ligety wins World Cup opener

What an exiting Sunday on the Rettenbach Glacier; It surely was Ted Ligety’s day! After a thrilling first run taking the lead by 0″90 on the second Alexis Pinturault of France, he secured his lead and won the first Giant Slalom and FIS Alpine World Cup opener with a total time of 1:59.50. Offensive and at ease in the gates, Ligety did not leave any chances to his rivals. He beat Alexis Pinturault by 0”79 and Austria’s Marcel Hirscher by 1”02.

With this new success, the skier from Park City, Utah became the first skier to win three consecutive times in Solden making it the 18th win of his career on the Alpine World Cup.

Meanwhile Pinturault of Courchevel gets a silver medal, leading a French team on “fire” confirming their excellent shape with 5 skiers in the top 9 just a few months away from Sochi. Among the top ten there was a tie for fourth place between Steve Missillier of France and Aksel-Lund Svindal of Norway.

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