SOELDEN, Austria | Worley beats Brignone, Shiffrin to win season-opening GS

SOELDEN, Austria | Worley beats Brignone, Shiffrin to win season-opening GS

SOELDEN, Austria — Tessa Worley mastered tough conditions to win the season-opening women’s World Cup giant slalom on Saturday.

While snowfall and low clouds limited visibility, the two-time world champion from France found the fastest way down the Rettenbach glacier in a sparkling final run.

Trailing leader Federica Brignone by four tenths of a second after the first run, Worley posted the fastest time in the final run and beat the Italian by 0.35 for her 13th career win, and first at the Austrian resort.

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