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Ligety Holds Off Hirscher for 4th GS Title

American star takes insurmountable lead into final week of World Cup racing.

From the department of forgone conclusions: American GS ace Ted Ligety clinched his fourth World Cup GS title Sunday with a win in Kranjska Gora, Slovenia.

Vonn, U.S. Women Continue to Crush

Ligety, on the verge of the Wengen podium, skis out near the finish.

Lindsey Vonn, the third-winningest racer in World Cup history, got back into the record-chasing business over the weekend with a win in the downhill at Cortina, Italy, and the American women continued to crowd the top of the speed-event leaderboards.

On the men’s side, it was Lauberhorn weekend in Wengen, Switzerland, where Italy’s Christof Innerhofer won the tour’s longest downhill. Marco Sullivan was the top American finisher in 13th. GS points leader Ted Ligety appeared headed for a second-place finish in the Wengen combined but skied out near the finish of his slalom run.

Ligety, McKennis claim two more World Cup wins for U.S.

Ligety snags prestigious Adelboden victory; McKennis grabs first win at age 23.

U.S. Ski Team ace Ted Ligety continues to have the best season of his career, moving into third place in the overall standings with wins in both GS and slalom at Adelboden, Switzerland. It was another weekend of great results for the U.S. Team:

Ted Shreds on NBC

NBC documents Ted Ligety's life in the fast lane.


Photo: Mitchell Gunn/ESPA

Can’t get enough of Ted Shred? Tune in Sunday, when NBC presents “U.S. Ski Team 36,” in which viewers see how GS ace Ted Ligety and his teammates go about preparing for the prestigious Alta Badia, Italy, race, held last month.

More Fun with Ted and the FIS

Ted Ligety at FIS world cup on new Head skis

"It's such a rarity that we get to train downhill before the first World Cup of the year. I think having this facility here in Copper is going to be huge for us. Early November is the most important time to train for us."

In which the three-time World Cup GS champ finds out he’s actually faster on the skis he’s been complaining about.

Ted Ligety continues to lead the conversation about—and bitter revolt against—the FIS’s mandate that, for safety reasons, the minimum allowable sidecut radius for GS skis will be 35 meters next year.
 
Ligety reports on his website that he’s had a chance in the past week to test Head’s second generation of 35-meter GS ski. The result is shocking—and as surprising to him as it is to us.
 
In his words: “I am faster! Significantly faster! HA! Ironic!?”
 

World Cup Skiers Bash FIS Changes

World Cup Skiers Bash FIS Changes
Ligety Worlds GS win
American World Cup racers speak out against the FIS's changes to ski dimension regulations.

In a move that they say will improve safety on the World Cup circuit the FIS recently changed the regulations for ski dimensions. For the 2012-13 season they’re increasing the minimum length of Downhill, GS and Super G skis, and increasing the minimum turn radius for all skis except for Slalom. The biggest difference is a jump from a 27-meter radius to a 40-meter radius in men’s GS skis.

Ted Ligety Skis to GS Gold

Ted Ligety Skis to GS Gold
Ligety Worlds GS win
A strong second run put Ligety on top of the podium at FIS World Championships in Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany.

Despite incoming fog, Ted Ligety put down a clean second run to win the men’s giant slalom at the FIS World Championships in Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany.

Ligety was fourth after the first run, and his strong second run pushed him ahead of silver medalist Cyprien Richard of France by eight hundredths of a second. Bode Miller came in 12th and Warner Nickerson placed 35th.

Ted Ligety Storms to Three-In-A-Row

Ted Ligety Storms to Three-In-A-Row
Ted Ligety Birds of Prey
Simply put– Ted Ligety is on a tear.

 With the jagged Italian Dolomites as a spectacular backdrop, Ligety carved his way to a third successive World Cup giant slalom victory this past Sunday in the land of pasta, passion and Pavarotti.

Ligety’s image was strewn across more newspapers, televisions and websites from Alta Badia – site of Sunday’s race – to neighboring Val Gardena, which hosted speed races in the days prior, than embattled Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi.

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