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Slovenian Skier Kranjec Leads GS In Italy In Dense Snowfall

Santa Clause CATERINA VALFURVA, Italy: Filip Zubcic had a rankling second spat thick snowfall to edge half-time pioneer Zan Kranjec and win a mens World Cup goliath slalom on Saturday in the Italian Alps. 


Dashing in level light, the Croatian skier was very nearly seven-tenths off the lead after the initial run yet posted the second-quickest time in the last and beat Kranjec by 0.12 seconds. 


Swiss pair Marco Odermatt and Loic Meillard completed third and fourth, separately. 


It was Zubcics second profession win, in the wake of prevailing in a GS in Japan in February. 


In general World Cup pioneer Alexis Pinturault was eight-tenths off the lead in fifth, trailed by American racer Tommy Ford in 6th. 


The Norwegian group battled in the troublesome conditions. 


Protecting generally speaking boss Alexander Aamodt Kilde completed 1.31 behind in ninth; GS best on the planet Henrik Kristoffersen put 22nd after he just barely maintained a strategic distance from an accident in his subsequent run; and Lucas Braathen was 1.86 behind in twelfth. 


The 20-year-old Braathen turned into the most youthful champ of a World Cup race in six years when he won the season-opening GS in Soelden in October. 


Erik Read coordinated the quickest spat the subsequent leg, lifting the Canadian from 23rd to tenth spot. 


Course laborers freed the slant from up to 80 centimeters (31 inches) of new snow during the night. 


The occasion was moved from Val dIsere in view of an absence of snow in the French retreat. 


Another mens GS is booked for Sunday. 


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