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France's Regine Cavagnoud recovers from major knee surgery and wins a women's World Cup giant slalom race at Copper Mountain, CO.
Sarah Schleper (Vail, CO), who took time off a month ago because of back problems, finished her season Sunday in seventh place in a giant slalom won by all-conquering Anja Paerson of Sweden.
Jan. 18: Kirsten Clark rebounded Sat. from a couple of frustrating results earlier in the week moving into a tie for the World Cup lead; Jonna Mendes followed her best SG result with her first top-5.
Dorfmeister returns back to the top of the World Cup standings after briefly being on top for three days in December. This time around the Austrian seems to have few challengers.
Oct. 19: Jean-Luc Brassard never bounced back after his knee injury at the 2000 finals.
Kirsten Clark overcame flat-light conditions to produce a podium performance in St. Moritz, tying for third place in a World Cup super G won by Italy's Karen Putzer.
Although European skiers tended to dominate the super-G race on Sunday at Beaver Creek, CO, U.S. and Canadian skiers were able to mark their spot on the map too.
Unheralded Nadia Styger of Switzerland, who never had been on a World Cup podium, won the women's super G Thursday at World Cup Finals while Austrian Renate Goetschl clinched the super G title.
Jan. 15: Two-time Olympic alpine racer Chip Knight has been named to the A Team while Resi Stiegler and Libby Ludlow have been promoted to the B Team.
Norway's Trine Bakke, the new World Cup slalom leader, faces fierce competition in the race for the title.
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