Ted Ligety blows away competition in season’s 1st GS race
Ted Ligety won the 2012/13 first Giant Slalom World Cup race in Soelden. Manfred Moelgg and Marcel Hirscher came 2nd and 3rd. Ligety’s time of 2:36.02, beat Moelgg by 2.75 seconds and local Hirscher by 3.12 seconds.
“I didn’t think this was possible,” Ligety said. This is an unbelievable gap, a once-in-a-career margin.”
“That’s probably a once in a career achievement,” said Ligety, surprised about his outstanding performance on his new skis.
The time difference between the winner and the runner-up in a World Cup GS has only been bigger six times previousl — in the 1970s.