Tessa Worley of France won today’s World Cup Giant Slalom in St. Moritz in front of Jessica Lindell-Vikarby of Sweden by 0.37 seconds taking second place and Tina Maze of Slovenia ending in third place, 0.79 seconds off the winner.
It was Worley’s first victory since February 2012 when she won the giant slalom in Andorra. She now has eight total victories in the giant slalom and 13 podiums in the event. In St. Moritz, it was Worley’s third-ever podium.
It was near perfect conditions for today’s giant slalom. Bright blue skies and hard snow greeted the skiers. Despite the conditions, the snow proved to be quite tricky, especially in the first run where nearly one-third of the racers did not finish (DNF).
It was the third giant slalom of the season and now the World Cup standings are starting to take shape in the event: Lindell-Vikarby (212 points) leads the pack in the event. She is followed by Zettel (146 points) and Worley (139 points). The top three in the overall World Cup standings are: Gut (482 points), Maria Hoefl-Riesch (461 points) and Weirather (445 points).