Mikaela Shiffrin won her 14th World Cup race of the season in Sunday’s season finale, a giant slalom in Andorra.
After winning the first run by a wide margin, Shiffrin eventually edged out Norway’s Thea Louise Stjernesund by a very narrow 0.06 seconds, with Canadian Valerie Grenier in third.
Skiing conditions in bright sunshine with temperatures at 3C were perfect for a 330m vertical drop on hard snow from the starter gate at 2167m altitude, high enough to retain some natural snow
Three of the pre-race favorites were eliminated in the first run as Slovak Petra Valhova, Olympic champion Sarah Hector of Sweden and Federica Brigone of Italy all fell through the gate.
The 28-year-old from Colorado earned a career-record 88th win and 14th of the season.
Shiffrin received her fifth overall Crystal Globe two weeks ago.
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