SÖLDEN - In a course shortened by fog and a blizzard Tessa Worley produced a thundering second run to clinch Saturday’s giant slalom, the season’s first World Cup event. Italy’s Federica Brignone who had led after the first run was second at 0.35sec overall while America’s 2018 Olympic champion Mikaela Shiffrin was third at 0.94sec. Visibility was dire due to relentless heavy snow and thick fog, forcing commissioners to shorten the run. Worley, the 2017 giant slalom world champion, finished the first run third but vowed to put it right in the afternoon. “I was tense with this being the first race of the season, but on the second run I had options to put that right,” said Worley. And Worley was as good as her word, producing a bone-shaking second effort 0.7sec faster than any other racer.–AFP