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 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:
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.
"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."
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.
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.
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.