Italy's Karen Putzer took the first-run lead Thursday in a World Cup giant slalom and went on to collect her second consecutive victory. Sarah Schleper led four American women into the top 30, finishing in a tie for eighth place.
Austrian great Hermann Maier hung up some more big numbers Saturday at World Cup Finals, winning the final giant slalom of the season with Erik Schlopy (Park City, UT) on his tail, finishing second for the second podium of Schlopy's career.
It took almost six and a half hours because of fog in the middle of the Olympic course and it cost the men their final super G of the season, but organizers of World Cup Finals were able to get the women's super G held.
Wearing bib No. 13, Austrian Hermann Maier, who won four World Cup titles last season, added his third crown of the 2001 season Thursday, winning the downhill at World Cup Finals - the 40th victory of his career - to overtake teammate Stephan Eberharter.
World Cup leader Michaela Dorfmeister of Austria led both runs Thursday en route to winning the last pre-Olympic giant slalom by more than a second. Kristina Koznick had the second-fastest final run and moved up 10 spots to finish ninth.