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Kranjska Gora: Ligety Wins, Takes Giant Slalom Lead

Kranjska Gora, 8 March - Ted Ligety of the US put on a blistering second run to win the men's World Cup giant slalom meet in Kranjska Gora on Sunday and take the lead in the giant slalom standings.

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Ted Ligety (middle) celebrates his victory in the World Cup giant slalom meet at Kranjska Gora. He is flanked by second-placed Manfred Moelgg of Italy (left) and third-placed Massimiliano Blardone of Italy (right).
Photo: Domen Grögl/STA

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Ted Ligety was all smiles after his victory in the World Cup giant slalom meet at Kranjska Gora.
Photo: Domen Grögl/STA

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Ted Ligety (middle) celebrates his victory in the World Cup giant slalom meet at Kranjska Gora. He is flanked by second-placed Manfred Moelgg of Italy (left) and third-placed Massimiliano Blardone of Italy (right).
Photo: Domen Grögl/STA

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Ted Ligety celebrates his victory in the World Cup giant slalom meet at Kranjska Gora.
Photo: Domen Grögl/STA

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Ted Ligety (middle) celebrates his victory in the World Cup giant slalom meet at Kranjska Gora. He is flanked by second-placed Manfred Moelgg of Italy (left) and third-placed Massimiliano Blardone of Italy (right).
Photo: Domen Grögl/STA

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Ales Gorza of Slovenia races down the Kranjska Gora course in the men's World Cup giant slalom. He crashed out in the second run.
Photo: Domen Grögl/STA

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Hannes Reichelt of Austria tackles the Kranjska Gora course in the men's World Cup giant slalom. He crashed out in the second run.
Photo: Domen Grögl/STA

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Manfred Moelgg of Italy attacks during his run on the Kranjska Gora course in the men's World Cup giant slalom. He finished second.
Photo: Domen Grögl/STA

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Ted Ligety of the US on his way to victory in the men's World Cup giant slalom meet in Kranjska Gora.
Photo: Domen Grögl/STA

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Benjamin Raich of Austria tackles the Kranjska Gora course in the men's World Cup giant slalom. He finished fourth.
Photo: Domen Grögl/STA

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