Ted Ligety wins World Cup giant slalom title, Carlo Janka wins overall

Posted By: The Ski Channel on March 12, 2010 6:48 am

Yes Ted Ligety! To make a somewhat disappointing season much more memorable, Ted Ligety clinched the World Cup giant slalom title today by finishing in a tie for third place at the final GS of the season. He had to finish in the top three to clinch it, so he just barely did it!

Carlo Janka won the race today, and in doing so, pretty much wrapped up the  overall title for himself as well.

Ted admits to making mistakes during the run, but apparently many racers made errors today, so it all balanced out. “I made mistakes”, he said, “but so did many guys”.

Mistakes were apparent when Marcel Hirscher was disqualified and Massimilliano Blardone skied into last place (they were some of Ted’s strongest competition). Benjamin Raich, one of Carlo’s biggest rivals, finished 11th. Though he put up the second fastest second run time, it was not good enough to move into contention.

While Davide Simoncelli got second for the day and Carlo won, Carlo was still 71 points behind Ted on the GS standings.

Congrats Ted and Carlo on your accomplishments!

Rank Bib FIS Code Name Year Nation Run 1 Run 2 Total Time FIS Points
 1  5  511313 JANKA Carlo  1986  SUI   1:08.43  1:12.44  2:20.87  0.00
 2  2  292120 SIMONCELLI Davide  1979  ITA   1:08.60  1:12.58  2:21.18  1.94
 3  12  51007 SCHOERGHOFER Philipp  1983  AUT   1:09.14  1:12.30  2:21.44  3.56
 3  3  534562 LIGETY Ted  1984  USA   1:08.71  1:12.73  2:21.44  3.56
 5  9  510030 CUCHE Didier  1974  SUI   1:09.16  1:12.33  2:21.49  3.87
 6  4  421483 JANSRUD Kjetil  1985  NOR   1:09.00  1:12.63  2:21.63  4.75
 7  8  290693 PLONER Alexander  1978  ITA   1:09.57  1:12.32  2:21.89  6.37
 8  6  50625 RAICH Benjamin  1978  AUT   1:09.76  1:12.14  2:21.90  6.43
 9  16  380260 KOSTELIC Ivica  1979  CRO   1:09.71  1:12.49  2:22.20  8.31
 10  13  51215 BAUMANN Romed  1986  AUT   1:09.81  1:12.58  2:22.39  9.50
 11  25  292056 GUFLER Michael  1979  ITA   1:10.07  1:12.39  2:22.46  9.93
 12  23  192506 MISSILLIER Steve  1984  FRA   1:09.87  1:12.71  2:22.58  10.68
 13  20  511352 VILETTA Sandro  1986  SUI   1:09.46  1:13.18  2:22.64  11.06
 14  14  292491 MOELGG Manfred  1982  ITA   1:10.76  1:12.18  2:22.94  12.93
 15  29  194495 FAIVRE Mathieu  1992  FRA   1:10.82  1:12.50  2:23.32  15.30
 16  15  292250 SCHIEPPATI Alberto  1981  ITA   1:10.27  1:13.26  2:23.53  16.62
 17  27  510890 ZURBRIGGEN Silvan  1981  SUI   1:11.95  1:12.68  2:24.63  23.49
 18  28  191459 LIZEROUX Julien  1979  FRA   1:12.67  1:12.98  2:25.65  29.86
 19  1  292000 BLARDONE Massimiliano  1979  ITA   1:17.22  1:11.97  2:29.19  51.97
Disqualified 1st run
   7  53831 HIRSCHER Marcel  1989  AUT         
Did not finish 2nd run
   26  510727 DEFAGO Didier  1977  SUI         
   24  192504 MERMILLOD BLONDIN Thomas  1984  FRA         
   21  150398 BANK Ondrej  1980  CZE         
   19  50742 REICHELT Hannes  1980  AUT         
   18  420148 KARLSEN Truls Ove  1975  NOR         
   17  510997 BERTHOD Marc  1983  SUI         
   11  191423 RICHARD Cyprien  1979  FRA         
Did not finish 1st run
   22  500656 LARSSON Markus  1979  SWE         
   10  421328 SVINDAL Aksel Lund  1982  NOR   
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