Shiffrin leads in giant slalom, set to get 4th WCup trophy

SOLDEU, Andorra (AP) — Mikaela Shiffrin is set to lift a record-tying fourth World Cup crystal trophy this season after leading the first run of a giant slalom Sunday.

Shiffrin can be overtaken in the standings only if she fails to score points in the season-ending race and her closest challenger Petra Vlhova wins.

A fourth standings title for Shiffrin would match the women’s World Cup record jointly held by Lindsey Vonn (2010, 2012) and Tina Maze (2013).

The 30-year-old Hirscher said Saturday after placing sixth in giant slalom that he could spend next season with his young family “cooking and holding the baby.”

Noel took a clear lead with only the tall Swiss teammates Ramon Zenhaeusern and Daniel Yule within a second of his time on another sun-soaked day in Andorra.

Yule has pledged half his prize money Sunday to a non-profit agency campaigning against climate change, and was on track to earn 10,000 Swiss francs ($10,000) for third place.

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