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Ligety wins World Cup opening GS by 2.75 seconds

Updated: October 28, 2012, 12:29 PM ET
Associated Press

SOELDEN, Austria -- Ted Ligety took the season-opening men's World Cup giant slalom on Sunday by the biggest winning margin since 1979.

In difficult conditions due to fog and snowfall, the American GS world champion won the race by 2.75 seconds ahead of Manfred Moelgg of Italy.

"It's pretty phenomenal," Ligety said. "I didn't think this was possible. This is an unbelievable gap, a once-in-a-career margin."

According to the International Ski Federation, the time difference between ...

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