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Olsson holds slim lead in World Cup GS after 1st run

Matts Olsson holds a slim lead after the opening run of men's World Cup giant slalom

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Published on: December 19, 2018 16:00 IST
Olsson holds slim lead in World Cup GS after 1st run
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SAALBACH-HINTERGLEMM, Austria (AP) — Matts Olsson held a slim lead after the opening run of men's World Cup giant slalom on Wednesday.

Chasing his second career World Cup win, the Swedish skier led Manuel Feller of Austria by 0.03 seconds, while Loic Meillard of Switzerland was 0.30 behind in third. The rest of the field trailed by at least a half-second.

Seven-time overall champion Marcel Hirscher was 0.71 off the lead in fifth. The Olympic champion from Austria has finished on the podium in all 18 World Cup races in the discipline since March 2016, and won seven of the last eight events.

The race replaced the season-opening giant slalom, which was canceled because of bad weather in Soelden in October.

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