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Tessa Worley Tops Giant Slalom Podium in Lienz

Tessa Worley has won today in Lienz her first Audi FIS World Cup race since January when she won in Kronplatz.

Tessa Worley sits in third place on the all-time women's list for most World Cup Giant Slalom wins with 15 victories. Vreni Schneider (20) and Annemarie Moser-Pröll (16) make up the top-two.

Worley has claimed 33 World Cup podiums in the Giant Slalom. Among women, only Schneider (46), Anita Wachter (45), and Rebensburg (34) have collected more.

It feels great to have won here. I have found the fun of skiing again. Today was my day. Giant slalom is always a challenge, so I'm happy to be ahead of everyone else”, said Worley.

Worley skied the fastest first run and with a solid second run finished 0.30 seconds ahead of Petra Vlhova.

Petra Vlhová finished in third place in the season opener in Sölden. She finished respectively fourth and fifth in the World Cup Giant Slalom events held in Courchevel.

I risked more in the second run compared to the first. That paid off. I wanted to ski better and I'm happy with second place. Now I have to recover well, tomorrow's slalom is my discipline", said Vlhova.

Sara Hector the winner of the last Giant Slalom in Courchevel finished in third place +0.38 second behind Worley. It is her third podium in a World Cup event this season. The 29-year-old was on the podium in the World Cup six times, all in Giant Slalom.

"It was cool. It was a struggle today and not easy. I am very glad and happy. I have a great team behind me”, Hector said.


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