Alpine skiing: No Beaver Creek treble for Gut

Lara Gut's bid for a Beaver Creek treble ended Sunday when the Swiss racer failed to finish the first leg of the women's World Cup giant slalom.

Gut had dominated the weekend, notching convincing victories in Friday's downhill and Saturday's super-G on the new Raptor course built for the 2015 World Championships.

But she was unable to add a second giant slalom race win to the one she captured in the season-opening race at Soelden, Austria, last month.

She skied off the course in the first leg, which was led by Sweden's Jessica Lindell-Vikarby ahead of American Mikaela Shiffrin.

The decisive second leg of the giant slalom was slated for later Sunday. The race was being run on the Birds of Prey course, the piste regularly used for men's World Cup races at Beaver Creek, and not on the Raptor course where the downhill and super-G were held this week.

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