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Ligety Of U.S. Rallies To Win World Cup Giant Slalom

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Ted Ligety of the USA skis to first place in the men's giant slalom during the Audi FIS World Cup on the Birds of Prey on December 6, 2011 in Beaver Creek, United States. (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)

Ted Ligety of the USA skis to first place in the men’s giant slalom during the Audi FIS World Cup on the Birds of Prey on December 6, 2011 in Beaver Creek, United States. (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)

BEAVER CREEK, Colo. (AP) – Ted Ligety turned in a dazzling second run in frigid conditions to capture a World Cup giant slalom.

The three-time overall GS champion flew down the course in Beaver Creek in a combined time of 2 minutes, 40.01 seconds on Tuesday, holding off Marcel Hirscher of Austria by 0.69 seconds. Kjetil Jansrud of Norway was third.

Ligety entered the final run trailing France’s Alexis Pinturault by 0.14 seconds. But Ligety easily made up the time to win his 10th World Cup race. Pinturault made an early mistake and took fourth.

Tim Jitloff of the U.S. finished tied for 10th, while Bode Miller never found his groove on the course and finished 29th.

This race was moved to Beaver Creek because of a lack of snow in Val d’Isere, France.

- By Pat Graham, AP Sports Writer

(© Copyright 2011 The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

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