Vonn beats Maze to win World Cup giant slalom


MARIBOR, Slovenia (AP) — Lindsey Vonn beat rival Tina Maze on the Slovenian's home snow and in her best discipline Saturday, earning a surprising victory in a giant slalom.

Maze had a chance to secure her third giant slalom discipline title and led after a near-perfect first run, but a poor start to the second cost her valuable time and she finished 0.08 seconds behind Vonn.

Vonn proved again that she is back to her best after an illness by putting down two good runs to win in 2 minutes, 22.2 seconds.

Vonn won her first GS victory since March of last year. She earned her second win in a week after taking the downhill at Cortina D'Ampezzo.

Austria's Anna Fenninger was third, 0.57 seconds behind Vonn.

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