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Q&A with GS overall leader Denise Karbon

By Pete Rugh

Denise Karbon has taken another huge step towards her goal for this season, the giant slalom World Cup title. After winning in Ofterschwang, the Italian now has a 181 point lead over Elisabeth Görgl. The Austrian is the only skier who can theoretically still catch up in the remaining two races in Zwiesel and Bormio. […] Read more...

Europa Cup: Hailey Duke sweeps weekend slaloms

By Pete Rugh

Hailey Duke completed a sweep of weekend Europa Cup slaloms Sunday in Lenggries, Germany, capturing her second win in 24 hours. Sterling Grant made it two American women on the second podium, finishing in third place. Read more...

Chamonix: Miller claims combi win, leads overall

By Pete Rugh

Meet the new Bode Miller. Miller, for the second time in a row, won a World Cup combined by playing it safe. After winning the Hahnemkamm trophy last weekend, Miller took the combined of the Arlberg-Kandahar at Chamonix, Sunday.     After winning the downhill leg of the super combined with a comfortable lead over the […] Read more...

Ofterschwang: Schild closes slalom gap

By Pete Rugh

Marlies Schild sent a message Sunday that she intends to defend the World Cup slalom title she won last season. Schild claimed the seventh of 10 slaloms scheduled this season at Ofterschwang, Germany by a comfortable margin of 0.42 seconds, to close within five points of standings leader Nicole Hosp who finished third in the […] Read more...

Europa Cup: Hailey Duke wins slalom

By Pete Rugh

Hailey Duke of the United States took first place on Saturday's Europa Cup slalom in Lenggries, Germany, with a time of one minute, 35.90.     Sweden's Veronica Smed and Lichtenstein's Marina Nigg came in second and third, respectively. Other top 30 U.S. finishers were Kiley Staples in 19th and Caitlin Ciccone in 25th. Read more...

Denise Karbon picks up fifth GS win of season

By Pete Rugh

Despite a broken hand, Italy’s Denise Karbon edged overall leader Nicole Hosp to win her fifth of six giant slalom World Cup races this season.     Hosp had control of the first run in Ofterschwang, Germany, but Karbon stuck it out to beat the Austrian by eight hundredths of a second with a time of […] Read more...

Chamonix: Marco Sullivan gets first win in DH

By Pete Rugh

Marco Sullivan joined the ranks of World Cup winners Saturday when he beat DH standings leader Didier Cuche to win the 60th Alberg-Kandahar downhill. Sullivan got the eighth U.S. win of the season with a time slightly over two minutes down the 3,370meter Verte track at Chamonix. He is just the third American to win […] Read more...

Vonn, Mancuso take different paths to top

By Pete Rugh

For two U.S. skiers, different approaches are getting similar and spectacular results.     Lindsey Vonn is married, settled and at home in the team hotel. Julia Mancuso is single, has a bit of a wild streak and travels the World Cup circuit in her personal bus. Read more...

Karbon hurting, but will race GS on Saturday

By Pete Rugh

Denise Karbon will compete in a giant slalom race in Germany on Saturday, three days after breaking her left hand in training. Read more...

Richardson to step back from racing

By Pete Rugh

Kaylin Richardson of the U.S. Ski Team will be taking the rest of the season off, according to the USSA public relations department.  She will return to the team for training in the spring. Read more...