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Friday, Nov 15, 2019

Jean-Baptiste Grange wins World Cup slalom

The 23-year-old Frenchman led after the first leg and then easily held off Jens Byggmark in the second, finishing with a combined time of 1 minute, 34.81 seconds.

other Updated: Jan 12, 2008 19:00 IST

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Jean-Baptiste Grange won a World Cup slalom on Saturday for his second victory in two days. The 23-year-old Frenchman led after the first leg and then easily held off Jens Byggmark in the second, finishing with a combined time of 1 minute, 34.81 seconds.

Byggmark was 0.80 seconds behind in second place while Ted Ligety was third, another 0.09 seconds back. Andre Myhrer finished fourth, with Bode Miller in fifth.

Mario Matt, who won last week's slalom in Adelboden, was second after the first leg but crashed out in the second. Grange also won Friday's super-combi for only the second World Cup victory of his career, after taking the slalom event in Alta Badia, Italy, last month. Before this season, Grange had never made the podium in a World Cup event, though he did win a bronze medal in the slalom at last year's world championships.