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Lara Gut wins season-opening GS

Updated: October 26, 2013, 1:20 PM ET
Associated Press

SOELDEN, Austria -- Lara Gut of Switzerland sent a message to her rivals less than four months before the Sochi Olympics.

She captured a season-opening World Cup giant slalom Saturday for her fourth career victory but first in the discipline. She is the first Swiss woman to win a giant slalom since Sonja Nef in 2003.

"This is sensational," she said.

Kathrin Zettel of Austria was second and Olympic champion Viktoria Rebensburg was third. Mikaela Shiffrin of the U.S., who won ...

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