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WINTER PARK, CO (Nov. 18) USSA – Reigning World Cup slalom champion Laure Pequegnot of France edged Olympic slalom champion Janica Kostelic of Croatia to win a Chevy Truck Super Series slalom at Winter Park Resort with Sarah Schleper (Vail, CO) third.
Pequgnot shrugged off about four inches of snow during the night and was the first-run leader and posted a two-run time of 1:32.72. Kostelic, who won the first Super Series slalom of the season Sunday at Winter Park, was timed in in 1:33.54. Schleper finished in 1:33.77.
The only other U.S. skier to crack the top 15 was Kaylin Richardson (Edina, MN) with an impressive 11th-place result
Many of the racers left immediately after the race for Park City, UT,where the World Cup moves into the continuous-racing phase Thursday with the Chevy Truck America’s Opening races – the second giant slalom of the season for men and women followed by the first slalom of the winter for men and women.
CHEVY TRUCK SUPER SERIES
Winter Park, Colo. – Nov. 18
1. Laure Pequegnot, France, 1:32.72
2. Janica Kostelic, Croatia, 1:33.54
3. Sarah Schleper, Vail, CO, 1:33.77
4. Nika Fleiss, Croatia, 1:33.94
5. Veronika Zuzulova, Slovakia, 1:34.16
Other Americans in the top 25:
11. Kaylin Richardson, Edina, MN, 1:36.09
16. Katharine Hitchcock, Carmichael, CA, 1:36.82
22. Jamie Kingsbury, Moretown, VT, 1:38.30
23. Chelsea Marshall, Pittsfield, VT, 1:38.55
25. Megan Hughes, Killington, VT, 1:39.61
Monday, November 18, 2002
— Best in the World! —