American Shiffrin leads after 1st run of Sestriere GS

SESTRIERE, Italy (AP) Tessa Worley won her second straight World Cup giant slalom Saturday after first-run leader Mikaela Shiffrin struggled in her second trip down the 2006 Turin Olympics course.

With her 10th career giant slalom win, Worley matched the French record set by Carole Merle between 1988 and 1993.

Worley finished 0.15 seconds ahead of rising Italian skier Sofia Goggia, while defending overall World Cup champion Lara Gut was third, 0.29 back.

Worley also won a GS in Killington, Vermont, two weeks ago.

Shiffrin, the American who won the slalom at the 2014 Sochi Olympics, lost a big chunk of time early in her second run after getting thrown off course and finished sixth.

Shiffrin's lead over Gut in the overall standings was cut to eight points.

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