SCHLADMING, Austria (AP) — Viktoria Rebensburg of Germany underlined her status as skiing’s leading giant slalom racer, winning the World Cup discipline title for a second straight year on Sunday.
The Olympic GS champion dominated the season-ending race, in which overall champion Lindsey Vonn failed to break the 2,000-point record for one season. The American, who had 1,980 points, needed to finish 12th or better to overtake Austrian great Hermann Maier’s 12-year-old mark.
Vonn ended the opening run in 16th place and was unable to improve on that after losing her right pole at the start of the final run. She did well to safely guide her way trough the gates at the steep middle part of the hill, but finished 4 seconds off the lead in 24th.