Tessa Worley of France wins giant slalom



SOLDEU-GRANDVALIRA, Andorra (AP) — Tessa Worley of France fought off gusting winds to win a second consecutive World Cup giant slalom Sunday in the Andorran Pyrenees. Overall leader Lindsey Vonn was more than a second behind and finished eighth.

Worley led after the opening run and withstood a strong challenge by Slovenia’s Tina Maze to claim her seventh career victory in 2 minutes, 1.80 seconds.

Maze finished 0.16 seconds back and chipped into Vonn’s commanding point total with her seventh top-three finish of the season. Defending World Cup champion Maria Hoefl-Riesch was third, 0.75 seconds off the pace.