Olympic champion Ligety beats Raich to win WCup GS

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Ted Ligety of United States competes during the first run of an alpine ski men’s World Cup giant slalom, in Kranjska Gora, Slovenia, Saturday, March 8, 2014. (AP Photo/Shinichiro Tanaka)

Ted Ligety of United States competes during the first run of an alpine ski men’s World Cup giant slalom, in Kranjska Gora, Slovenia, Saturday, March 8, 2014. (AP Photo/Shinichiro Tanaka)

Henrik Kristoffersen of Norway competes during the first run of an alpine ski men’s World Cup giant slalom, in Kranjska Gora, Slovenia, Saturday, March 8, 2014. (AP Photo/Shinichiro Tanaka)

Marcel Hirscher of Austria competes during the first run of an alpine ski men’s World Cup giant slalom, in Kranjska Gora, Slovenia, Saturday, March 8, 2014. (AP Photo/Shinichiro Tanaka)

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KRANJSKA GORA, Slovenia (AP) — Olympic champion Ted Ligety held on to his first-run lead to win a men’s World Cup giant slalom on Saturday.

It was the American’s sixth career win in the Slovenian resort, making him the first man to win six World Cup races in one discipline at the same venue.

Ligety finished in an aggregate time of 2 minutes, 30.80 seconds to beat Benjamin Raich by 0.18. The Austrian veteran trailed Ligety by 1.61 before posting the fastest second-run time.

Henrik Kristoffersen of Norway was 0.25 behind in third for his first career GS podium, four days after winning the junior world title in GS.

Aksel Lund Svindal of Norway finished 17th and remained in the overall lead, 41 points clear of Austria’s Marcel Hirscher, who finished the race in fourth.

Associated Press

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