It seems Ted Ligety can’t miss the podium. After winning three gold medals at the World Championships, Ligety finished 3rd in the Audi FIS Alpine World Cup giant slalom in Garmisch, Germany on Sunday. Ted Ligety has been on all six World Cup giant slalom podiums with four wins and two 3rd place finishes. He is currently leading giant slalom standings with 520-415 ahead of Austrian Marcel Hirscher.
Ted Ligety finishes strong in the Garmisch giant slalom | Photo: Mitchell Gunn/ESPA
Alexis Pinturault from France claimed gold for the first giant slalom win of his career with Austrian Marcel Hirscher following in second place. After the first run, Ligety was fifth and .66 behind Felix Neureuther of Germany. Neureuther tied for 12th with Reno, Nevada local Tim Jitloff.
Ted Ligety commented on his performance in Garmisch, “Third place is not what you want to be getting at this stage, but I’ll take it. In the first run I just made a ton of little mistakes and in the second I was lucky not to get into too much soft snow.You have to take risks to be on the podium, but the soft snow made it pretty tough to push the line anywhere.It’s cool to see Alexis get his first win in GS. Either way it’s a win for the Shred team today.”
Ligety and Jitloff are now heading to Sochi, Russia to train on the 2014 Olympic venue prior to Kvitfjell. The next stop for the men’s tour will take place in Kvitfjell, Norway for a downhill and a super G. Don’t miss the race at noon ET broadcasted on Universal Sports Network.
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