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Cuche, Ligety finish 1-2 in giant slalom

Updated: October 25, 2009, 10:22 AM ET
Associated Press

SOELDEN, Austria -- Didier Cuche of Switzerland and Ted Ligety of the United States finished 1-2 Sunday in the opening men's World Cup race, a giant slalom on the Rettenbach glacier skipped by U.S. star Bode Miller.

Cuche was trailing Ted Ligety by 0.01 seconds at the final checkpoint in the second run, but used his gliding skills to open a wide advantage over his American rival on the flatter section before the finish.

"A lot of weight brings me so fast to the finish," Cuche said ...

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