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Marcel Hirscher wins, Ted Ligety struggles in World Cup giant slalom
Marcel Hirscher wins, Ted Ligety struggles in World Cup giant slalom

Two-time defending overall World Cup champion Marcel Hirscher won the challenging giant slalom on the Gran Risa course at Alta Badia, Italy, with two solid runs Sunday and attributed his victory to a fixed screw in his equipment setup. Favorite Ted Ligety finished third at the site of one of his most memorable victories and suddenly no longer looks dominant with the Sochi Olympics less than 50 days away. Hirscher, an Austrian, clocked a two-run combined time of 2 minutes 37.45 seconds for his second consecutive GS win after a victory in Val d'Isere, France, last weekend. Alexis Pinturault of France finished second, 0.35 of a second behind, and Ligety, the American who won by a...

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