Lucas Braathen gets first World Cup win in Soelden

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<p class="canvas-atom canvas-text Mb(1.0em) Mb(0)–sm Mt(0.8em)–sm" type="text" content="Norwegian Lucas Braathen‘s first World Cup podium turned out to be a victory at the season-opening giant slalom in Soelden, Austria, on Sunday.” data-reactid=”28″>Norwegian Lucas Braathen‘s first World Cup podium turned out to be a victory at the season-opening giant slalom in Soelden, Austria, on Sunday.

<p class="canvas-atom canvas-text Mb(1.0em) Mb(0)–sm Mt(0.8em)–sm" type="text" content="Braathen, 20, jumped from fifth after the first run to win by .05 over fellow rising star&nbsp;Marco Odermatt&nbsp;of Switzerland on the Rettenbach glacier. Swiss veteran&nbsp;Gino Caviezel&nbsp;was third, .46 behind.” data-reactid=”29″>Braathen, 20, jumped from fifth after the first run to win by .05 over fellow rising star Marco Odermatt of Switzerland on the Rettenbach glacier. Swiss veteran Gino Caviezel was third, .46 behind.

“Victory is too much to ask for,” Braathen said. “I know that my mental side is strong. I know that my technical skiing has improved a lot. I knew that I was capable of a podium.”

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<p class="canvas-atom canvas-text Mb(1.0em) Mb(0)–sm Mt(0.8em)–sm" type="text" content="Caviezel had the fastest opening run by .06 over Slovenian&nbsp;Zan Kranjec. Braathen was .24 back after the first run.” data-reactid=”36″>Caviezel had the fastest opening run by .06 over Slovenian Zan Kranjec. Braathen was .24 back after the first run.

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<p class="canvas-atom canvas-text Mb(1.0em) Mb(0)–sm Mt(0.8em)–sm" type="text" content="Ted Ligety, a four-time Soelden winner, was 10th in the first run and lost his left ski early in his second run.” data-reactid=”38″>Ted Ligety, a four-time Soelden winner, was 10th in the first run and lost his left ski early in his second run.

The Alpine skiing World Cup returns Nov. 13-14 with men’s and women’s parallel events, also in Austria.

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