Canadian Grenier wins her second Golden Fox giant slalom

Kranjska Gora, 6 January - Canadian Valerie Grenier won the women's World Cup giant slalom race in rainy conditions in Kranjska Gora on Saturday, her second win at the Golden Fox Cup after she won one of the two events here last year.

Kranjska Gora
Canadian skier Valerie Grenier competes in the first run of the women's World Cup giant slalom race in Kranjska Gora, the first event of the Golden Fox Cup.
Photo: Bor Slana/STA

Finishing 4th in the first run, Grenier switched places with Slovak Petra Vlhova in the final, after the top finisher of the first run lost the battle for the win and podium in the second run.

Lara Gut-Behrami of Switzerland came in second after improving her standing by a spot (+0.37 sec) and Italian Federica Brignone (+0.51) finished third after placing second in the first run.

Brignone has kept her lead in the World Cup standings in the discipline, while US champion Mikaela Shiffrin remains in the lead in the overall Alpine skiing World Cup standings after finishing 9th today.

Grenier and Shiffrin won each one of the two giant slalom races in Kranjska Gora last year. Grenier was the first Canadian woman to win a World Cup giant slalom race in 49 years, while Shiffrin matched the women's World Cup skiing record of 82 victories in Kranjska Gora.

The only Slovenian to appear in the second run, Ana Bucik did not make it to the finish line after placing 19th in the first run.

Kranjska Gora will host a slalom on Sunday.

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