The White Circus, aka the Audi FIS Alpine World Cup, is back across the Big Pond this weekend after an extended stay in North America at Aspen, Beaver Creek, and Lake Louise. The spotlight is on Mikaela Shiffrin and Ted Ligety, both trying to erase sub-standard performances in the Giant Slalom.
The USA's Mikaela Shiffrin extended her lead from the first run to claim her third consecutive slalom win of the season Saturday at Are, Sweden. She now has a 90-point lead in the race for her third overall World Cup slalom title heading into next week’s finals in France.
The Audi FIS World Cup men's and women's tour moved to Are, Sweden this weekend from snow-starved Courcheval. Here's what happened:
America’s rising star Mikaela Shiffrin, 17, really took off in Are, Sweden under the lights with a historic win in the Audi FIS World Cup slalom. The teen came back from a .15 deficit to ski a flawless second run to beat Sweden’s Frida Hansdotter.