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Rebensburg breaks Maze's winning streak

Slovenian skier Tina Maze's unbeaten run of giant slalom wins is ended by Viktoria Rebensburg of Germany.
Last Modified: 19 Dec 2012 19:49
Rebensburg (pictured) won women's giant slalom race but Maze extends overall lead [Reuters]

Viktoria Rebensburg won the women's giant slalom World Cup race on Wednesday, breaking Slovenian Tina Maze's winning streak in the discipline.

Under floodlights, the German two-time defending champion in the discipline clocked the best opening run and then managed to hold on to her lead in the second to win in a total time of two minutes, 28.94 seconds.

Austrian Anna Fenninger was second, 0.62 behind.

Maze, who had arrived in the Swedish resort with four consecutive giant slalom wins this season, was third. The Slovenian racer was 0.91 behind the winner.

Despite ending her winning streak, Maze still added to her overall World Cup lead after she moved to 859 points, 351 ahead of German Maria Hoefl-Riesch in second place.

It was the ninth World Cup victory for Rebensburg, and her eighth in giant slalom. She finished on the podium in GS races at St Moritz and Aspen.

Overall champion Lindsey Vonn was absent from the event, having opted for a mid-season break to fully recover from an intestinal illness.

In March, the American clinched her fourth overall title by winning the giant slalom race

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