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Alpine Skiing: Raich Wins World Cup Men's Giant Slalom, Retakes Overall Lead


Austrian skier Benjamin Raich has won a World Cup men's giant slalom race in Adelboden, Switzerland, and re-taken the season's overall lead.

Raich recovered from a mistake just before the final gate to finish with a combined time of 2:23.25.

Fredrik Nyberg of Sweden was second, .49 back. Kalle Palander of Finland and Stephan Goergl of Austria tied for third place (2:24.47).

With the win, Raich overtook American Daron Rahlves in the overall standings. Raich now has 546 points after 17 events while Rahlves is tied with compatriot Bode Miller for second place with 489 points.

Rahlves did not finish Saturday's race while Miller, the reigning overall World Cup champion, was 14th.

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