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Albrecht leads World Cup giant slalom

Albrecht leads World Cup giant slalom

Daniel Albrecht led a season-opening men's World Cup giant slalom Sunday after a flawless opening run.
The 25-year-old Swiss sped down the Rettenbach course in 1 minute, 7.30 seconds to lead Benjamin Raich by 0.12 of a second.
Didier Cuche came in third, trailing Albrecht by 0.26, while defending giant slalom champion Ted Ligety was fourth with 0.27 to make up in the second leg.
Albrecht won two World Cup titles in 2007 _ a giant slalom and a super combined, both in Bever Creek, Colorado.
World Cup overall champion Bode Miller was 0.09 seconds faster than Albrecht after one-third of his race but finished fifth with a 0.32-seconds deficit.
Aksel Lund Svindal, who won the race last year, made his return to the World Cup circuit 334 days after a downhill training crash put him out for a season. He finished 1.34 seconds behind Albrecht.
"I am feeling good but I obviously can't be satisfied with how I raced," Svindal said.


Updated : 2021-04-13 18:14 GMT+08:00