Worley holds off Shiffrin to claim maiden GS globe

Tessa Worley interrupted Mikaela Shiffrin's dominance of the 2017 FIS Alpine Ski World Cup season by winning her first giant slalom globe.

Italy swept the giant slalom podium in Aspen on Sunday, but it was France's Tessa Worley who captured her first FIS World Cup crystal globe in the discipline.

Federica Brignone won the event with a total time of one minute 58.01 seconds, ahead of compatriots Sofia Goggia and Marta Bassino.

All eyes, though, were on Worley, who recovered from a somewhat slower first run of 1:01.01 to post a time of 58.83 with her second, securing fifth place overall in 1:59.84, ahead of her chief rival Mikaela Shiffrin, who had already wrapped up the season's slalom and overall crowns.

The American's combined time of 2:00.15 was only good enough for sixth on Sunday and left her second overall in the discipline standings behind the newly crowned Worley, with Goggia third.

Having already claimed the 2017 crystal globe in the slalom, as well as the giant slalom and overall season titles, the pressure was off Marcel Hirscher and it showed in a sluggish fourth-place finish later in the day.

Andre Myhrer of Sweden was the man to benefit as the season came to a close with a slalom, winning with a time of 1:27.97, ahead of German Felix Neureuther and Hirscher's fellow Austrian Michael Matt.

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