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Ted Ligety wins World Cup GS opener

Updated: October 23, 2011, 11:22 AM ET
Associated Press

SOELDEN, Austria -- World champion Ted Ligety completed an American double at the season-opening World Cup weekend by winning Sunday's giant slalom, a day after Lindsey Vonn took the women's race for her first ever GS title.

"It's a pretty awesome start to the season," Ligety said. "For us both, to get the top step here is cool. ... I feel sorry for the other girls now Lindsey has started to win giant slaloms as well."

Bode Miller, who won the opener in 2003 and '04, took ninth for ...

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