Agence France-PresseMarch 8, 2014 07:32
Ted Ligety of the United States clocked the fastest time in the first leg of Saturday's World Cup giant slalom in Kranjska Gora.
Ligety timed 1min 12.66sec, with Norway's Henrik Kristoffersen second fastest, 0.42sec off the pace, and Matts Olsson of Sweden third fastest, a further 0.08sec slower.
Austrian giant slalom specialist Marcel Hirscher was back in fifth place, 0.74sec behind Ligety's timne.
Overall World Cup leader Aksel Lund Svindal of Norway was only 14th fastest, 1.49sec off the lead.
The second leg is scheduled to start at 1130 GMT.