Ligety cruises to third GS victory of season

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ALTA BADIA, Italy — Ted Ligety cruised to his third giant slalom win of the season by a large margin after an opening run that left his fellow skiers in awe, giving the U.S. team two wins in two days.

Ligety sliced his way down the classic Gran Risa course in a two-run combined time of 2 minutes, 37.27 seconds.

Defending overall World Cup winner Marcel Hirscher finished second, 2.04 seconds behind, and Thomas Fanara of France was third, 3.27 back.

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