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Albrecht proves he is a giant specialist

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Latest update : 2008-12-22

Swiss Daniel Albrecht won the giant slalom in Alta Badia. The 25-year-old skier is becoming a specialist of the discipline after he came first at the opening giant in Solden, Austria.

AFP - Daniel Albrecht of Switzerland won the men's World Cup giant slalom on Sunday, the fourth win of his career and second this season after the opener at Solden, Austria.
  
He finished in 2 minutes 32.71 seconds, 00.12 secs clear of second-placed Ivica Kostelic of Croatia with Austria's Hannes Reichelt in third place 00.33 secs back.
  
But it was Albrecht's better-know Swiss compatriot Didier Cuche who led the way after the first leg with Albrecht closely tucked in behind in second place and Ted Ligety of the United States in third.
  
Cuche though struggled on the second leg falling back to fifth place overall, while Kostelic, the brother of the now-retired Janica Kostelic, moved up 10 places while Reichelt moved up 11 places to third.
  
"It's always special to win here as it is one of the classics even if the conditions were not great with the rising temperatures making it too heavy," said Albrecht.
  
"My decision not to take part in the downhill at Val Gardena yesterday has paid off. Today you saw the real Daniel Albrecht."
  
Norway's Aksel Lund Svindal retained the overall World Cup lead despite only placing eighth equal alongside Massimiliano Blardone of Italy.
 

Date created : 2008-12-21

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