Tilley gets the stiffness out of her legs and is in the mix

LIENZ, AUSTRIA - DECEMBER 29: Alex Tilley of Great Britain competes during the Audi FIS Alpine Ski World Cup Women's Giant Slalom on December 29, 2017 in Lienz, Austria. (Photo by Laurent Salino/Agence Zoom)

In perfect conditions in Lienz, with hard packed snow that the race organisers had worked through the night to prepare, Viktoria Rebensburg leads from Mikaela Shiffrin with Slovenian Tina Robnik in a surprised third, this was a tightly packed first run: the first seven are separated by less than three-tenths of a second. Alex Tilley produced a performance that she knew she was capable of after starting a tad slowly on the top section. 

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