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Ligety wins Sölden by Historic Margin

Last year's winner takes World Cup opener again, but by 2.75 seconds.

On Thursday, we brought you an exclusive interview with reigning GS champ Ted Ligety in the leadup to the men’s World Cup opener in Sölden, Austria. On Sunday, Ted made World Cup history, winning the 2012 opener by 2.75 seconds, the largest margin of victory in a World Cup GS in 34 years. It was his sixth straight Sölden podium. Ligety will stay in Sölden to train for the World Cup slalom in Finland in two weeks while the speed skiers gather in Colorado for the opening of the U.S. Ski Team Speed Center at Copper Mountain next Wednesday.

Read our pre-race interview with Ted here

Read the recap by Ski Racing’s Hank McKee here.

Watch the Universal Sports highlights below.