Rebensburg wins giant slalom race in Are
December 19, 2012
ARE, Sweden – Viktoria Rebensburg won the women’s giant slalom World Cup race Wednesday, breaking Slovenian Tina Maze’s winning streak.
Under floodlights, the German two-time defending champion in the giant slalom clocked the best opening run and then managed to hold on in the second to win in a total time of 2 minutes, 28.94 seconds.
Austrian Anna Fenninger was second, 0.62 behind.
Maze, who arrived in the Swedish resort with four consecutive giant slalom wins this season, was third, 0.91 behind the winner.
Despite ending her winning streak, Maze still added to her overall World Cup lead. She moved to 859 points, 351 ahead of German Maria Hoefl-Riesch.
It was the ninth World Cup victory for Rebensburg, and her eighth in giant slalom. She finished on the podium in GS races at St. Moritz and Aspen.
Overall champion Lindsey Vonn was absent from the event, having opted for a midseason break to fully recover from an intestinal illness. In March, the American clinched her fourth overall title by winning the giant slalom race here.
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