Hirscher dominant in Alta Badia but Ligety shines on second run

“It was not an encouraging first run,” explained Ted Ligety after placing second in the Alta Badia World Cup Giant Slalom. Ligety produced a supreme second run to recover some of the damage from his first run that saw him in an unaccustomed seventh place. With Alexis Pinturault finishing fourth just a second behind his French teammate, Thomas Fanara, this was a race that had the crowd enthralled. Hirscher is in majectic form at the moment and the rest are chasing his tails. …

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