Ted Ligety further solidified his third place position in the overall in the World Cup standings Sunday after finishing 18th in the slalom at Kransjka Gora, Slovenia.
KRANSJKA GORA, Slovenia (March 10) – Contending with deep ruts, rain and snow, Ted Ligety (Park City, UT) finished 18th in the Kransjka Gora slalom on Sunday. Austria’s Marcel Hirscher was second, mathematically securing the 2013 Audi FIS Alpine World Cup slalom title as his only challenger, Felix Neureuther of Germany, went out in the first run. Ligety will enter World Cup Finals with a 74 point lead on third in the overall standings over Neureuther. Ivica Kostelic from Croatia won the race for his first victory of the season.
Ted Ligety (Park City, UT) finished 18th in the Kransjka Gora slalom on Sunday.
Ligety will enter World Cup Finals with a 74 point lead on German Felix Neureuther for third in the overall standings
Austria’s Marcel Hirscher mathematically secured the 2013 Audi World Cup slalom title when he finished second and after German Felix Neureuther skied out in the first run.
Ivica Kostelic from Croatia took the top spot in the challenging conditions for his first win of the season.
David Chodounsky (Crested Butte, CO) went out, but is ranked high enough to qualify for the top 25 World Cup Finals.
In his first run, Ligety made a mistake about three gates down and almost wheeled out, but recovered to finished 21st.
No other men from the U.S. Ski Team qualified for a second run.
The rain came in hard overnight, stayed through the morning and finally stopped for the second run. Ruts formed after the first racer in the incredible soft snow and was a major factor in the last regular season race.
Universal Sports Network will broadcast the race at 8 p.m. ET.