France's Worley Wins Aspen Women's World Cup GS By .01

FRANCE’S TESSA WORLEY CAPTURES THE GOLD IN THE 2010 VISA ASPEN WINTERNATIONAL GIANT SLALOM HELD TODAY ON ASPEN MOUNTAIN

Vicktoria Rebensburg and Kathrin Hoelzl of Germany Placed Second and Third Respectively

Aspen/Snowmass, Colo., November 27, 2010 – Tessa Worley bested the world’s top female skiers completing the course with a combined time of 2:06.81 (two minutes and six point eighty one seconds) to win the Giant Slalom in the 2010 Visa Aspen Winternational Audi FIS Women’s Alpine World Cup.

Tessa Worley, Aspen's champ today. Photo: Jeremy Swanson/AspenSnowmass.com

Tessa Worley, Aspen's champ today. Photo: Jeremy Swanson/AspenSnowmass.com

Worley was only one one-hundredth of a second faster than the second place finisher and Rebensburg was only one one-hundredth of a second faster than Hoelzl.

The German technical racers were once again very strong with Vicktoria Rebensburg finishing second with a combined time of 2:06.82 (two minutes and six point eighty-two seconds) and Kathrin Hoelzl finishing third with a combined time of 2:06:83. (two minutes and six point eighty-three seconds).

Americans Julia Mancuso and Sarah Schleper both qualified for the second run. Mancuso finished 8th overall with a combined time of 2:07.51 and Schleper was 18th with a combined time of 2:08.80. Defending overall World Cup champion, Lindsey Vonn, did not make it to the second round.

Over $100,000 was given out after today’s races and the same amount will be divided amongst tomorrow’s winners as well.

“This is a technical course so that suits me well. I like when it is a pretty difficult slope and Aspen is one of the most difficult for the girls,” Worley said. “I think the snow this year was very well prepared and I did really actually have fun today.”

More beta: AspenSnowmass.com. More World Cup photos HERE. Further background and coverage over at Gregory Needell’s alpineraceconsulting.com blog.

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