Brignone, Vlhova share first place in Sestriere giant slalom, Shiffrin third

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Sestriere (Italy) (AFP)

Italy's Federica Brignone and Slovak Petra Vlhova shared top spot in the Women's World Cup giant slalom in Sestriere on Saturday with US star Mikaela Shiffrin third.

Both Brignone, World Cup leader in the discipline, and Vlhova finished with the same overall time of 2min 21.15sec after the two runs in the Italian Alps.

Overall World Cup leader Shiffrin, the Olympic giant slalom champion, moved up from fourth after the first run, to take the final podium spot just 0.01sec behind the leading pair.