Slovenian Tina Maze won run 1 of Giant Slalom that just finished a few moments ago in Courchevel, France.
Maze won the 3 Giant Slalom events held till now and is preparing to take win number 4 out of 4 since she will start run 2 – to be held in today in about an hour – with 0.63 tenths of a second over Tessa Worley (France) and 0.69 less than Austrian Kathrin Zettel,
Tina Maze is the current World Cup leader in The Giant Slalom, Super Combined as well as in the overall Alpine Skiing classification.
In men’s Giant Slalom (being held at Alta Badia, Italy) USA’ Ted Ligety has a huge advantage after run 1: less 2.42 seconds than Marcel Hirscher (Austria) and 2.72 than Alexis Pinturault (France) and should also take the win after run 2 is complete yet this morning (CET).
Ligety is the current World Cup leader of the Giant Slalom with 2 wins and a 3rd place (3 events held till now). If he wins he will reinforce his leadership in the Giant Slalom and sum up 508 points in the overall Alpine Ski World Cup putting him much closer to current leader Aksel Lund Svindal, from Norway (585 points, without counting is performance in today’s GS).