SOELDEN, Austria | Brignone leads season-opening GS after 1st run, Shiffrin 4th

SOELDEN, Austria | Brignone leads season-opening GS after 1st run, Shiffrin 4th

SOELDEN, Austria — Tessa Worley has won the season-opening women’s World Cup giant slalom in difficult weather conditions on Saturday.

The world champion from France was four tenths of a second off the lead after the first run but posted the fastest time in the final run.

Worley beat first-run leader Federica Brignone of Italy by 0.35, while Olympic GS champion Mikaela Shiffrin finished 0.94 behind in third.

World Cup GS champion Viktoria Rebensburg of Germany was second after the opening run but dropped to fourth, 0.99 off the lead.

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