Rebensburg takes World Cup giant slalom lead
Wednesday, December 19, 2012
ARE, Sweden (AP) -- Defending World Cup champion Viktoria Rebensburg leads a women's giant slalom event after the first run.
The German posted a time of 1 minute, 13.94 seconds, beating second-place Tina Maze by 1.12 seconds. Maze, from Slovenia, is bidding to win a fifth consecutive giant slalom this season.
Austrian Anna Fenninger is in third place, 0.03 further back.
Overall champion Lindsey Vonn is not competing, taking a mid-season break to fully recover from an intestinal illness.