Worley holds off Shiffrin to claim maiden GS globe


Italy swept the giant slalom podium in Aspen on Sunday, but it was France's Tessa Worley who captured her first FIS World Cup crystal globe in the discipline.

Federica Brignone won the event with a total time of one minute 58.01 seconds, ahead of compatriots Sofia Goggia and Marta Bassino.

All eyes, though, were on Worley, who recovered from a somewhat slower first run of 1:01.01 to post a time of 58.83 with her second, securing fifth place overall in 1:59.84, ahead of her chief rival Mikaela Shiffrin, who had already wrapped up the season's slalom and overall crowns.

The American's combined time of 2:00.15 was only good enough for sixth on Sunday and left her second overall in the discipline standings behind the newly crowned Worley, with Goggia third.