Hirscher wins, Ligety 3rd in Alta Badia GS

ALTA BADIA, Italy - Two-time defending overall World Cup champion Marcel Hirscher won the challenging giant slalom on the Gran Risa course with two solid runs Sunday, while favorite Ted Ligety finished third at the site of one of his most memorable victories.

Hirscher, an Austrian, clocked a two-run combined time of 2 minutes, 37.45 seconds for his second consecutive GS win after a victory in Val d'Isere, France, last weekend.

Alexis Pinturault of France finished second, 0.35 seconds behind, and Ligety, the American who won by a massive margin last year, was 0.41 back.

Another American, Tim Jitloff, finished fifth to match his career best result.

Bode Miller failed to advance from the first run, which he finished in 40th.

The men's circuit resumes next Sunday with a downhill in Bormio.


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