Alpine skiing: Lindell-Vikarby wins Beaver Creek giant slalom

Jessica Lindell-Vikarby won the women's alpine World Cup giant slalom at Beaver Creek on Sunday, the second World Cup race win of her career.

The 29-year-old Swede led after the first leg and won with a total time of 2min 17.92sec.

She barely edged American starlet Mikaela Shiffrin, who was second just 0.09sec behind.

Liechtenstein's Tina Weirather was third, 0.56sec adrift.

Lindell-Vikarby added a second World Cup win to the super-G she captured in January of 2009 at Cortina-d'Ampezzo, Italy.

Her best previous giant slalom result on the World Cup circuit was a fifth place at Maribor in January of this year.

Shiffrin, the 18-year-old winner of the season's first slalom at Levi, Finland, earlier this month, also notched her first giant slalom podium finish.

Meanwhile, reigning Olympic champion in the discipline, Germany's Viktoria Rebensburg, was fourth after the first leg, but failed to finish the second.

Switzerland's Lara Gut, who won Friday's downhill and Saturday's super-G on the new Raptor course built for women's speed events at the 2015 World Championships, fared less well as the action moved to Beaver Creek's Birds of Prey piste.

Gut slid out of the first run, unable to maintain her line after touching a boot to the snow.

Nevertheless, she remained atop the overall World Cup standings with the next races set for next weekend at Lake Louise, Canada.