World Cup leader Tina Maze wins 3rd-straight giant slalom
Lindsey Vonn finishes 27th after near crash out
Tina Maze of Slovenia won her third straight World Cup giant slalom Sundayin St. Moritz, Switzerland to extend her lead in the overall standings, and Lindsey Vonn placed 27th after almost crashing out.
Maze held her morning lead to finish 0.08 seconds ahead of Viktoria Rebensburg, the Olympic champion from Germany, in a total time of two minutes, 11.07 seconds. Tessa Worley of France was third, trailing Maze by 0.55.
Vonn hit trouble midway down her second run after her skis appeared to touch. She came out of rough snow to complete the race and score some valuable World Cup points.
Maze got 100 points and now leads by 234 from Maria Hoefl-Riesch of Germany, who placed ninth. Vonn is third, 263 behind Maze.