U.S. skier Ted Ligety won the season-opening men’s World Cup giant slalom for a third straight year today.
Ligety won in an aggregate time of 1 minute 59.50 seconds at Soelden, Austria. France’s Alexis Pinturault came second and overall champion Marcel Hirscher of Austria was third.
Ligety last season won his fourth World Cup skiing giant slalom season title.
Bode Miller of the U.S. came 19th today, having missed last season through injury.
Switzerland’s Lara Gut won the women’s giant slalom at Soelden yesterday.