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Marsaglia of Italy captures 1st World Cup race

Updated: December 1, 2012, 5:34 PM ET
Associated Press

BEAVER CREEK, Colo. -- For some of the skiers, the super-G course was so treacherous and tricky that it was a wipeout waiting to happen.

For Matteo Marsaglia, the hill was just risky enough that it presented an opportunity to finally break through.

The 27-year-old Italian took big gambles in places where few others would Saturday for his first World Cup victory. He finished in 1 minute, 14.68 seconds to edge Aksel Lund Svindal of Norway by 0.27 seconds. Hannes Reichelt of Austria ...

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