Tina Maze wins opening race of Alpine Ski World Cup in Soelden
Last Updated: 27/10/12 3:33pm
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Tina Maze made a winning start to the Alpine Ski World Cup season as she took the spoils at the opening slalom in Soelden.
The Slovenian took the lead after the first run and held on during the second to post a winning time of 2 minutes 31.41 seconds.
Austrian duo Kathrin Zettel and Stefanie Koehle completed the podium after both posted strong times in the second run, which was delayed by an hour due to thick fog.
"This is a super day and a super win for me. It's exciting to start the season with that great win as I have trained very hard last summer and last fall with my group," Maze said.
Last season's overall World Cup winner Lindsey Vonn hooked a gate on the second run and slid off course, meaning she was unable to finish.
Tessa Worley and Viktoria Rebensburg were both in strong positions after the opening run but also crashed out second time down.