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Ford claims maiden World Cup success

Ford claims maiden World Cup success
By Eurosport UK via Sportsbeat

08/12/2019 at 20:56Updated 08/12/2019 at 22:44

Tommy Ford claimed his first ever FIS Alpine Ski World Cup win as he triumphed on home soil in the giant slalom at Beaver Creek.

The 30-year-old became the first American skier to win a World Cup giant slalom since Ted Ligety in Solden in 2015.

Ford claimed the win in a time of two minutes 31.25 seconds ahead of Norweigan World Champion Henrik Kristoffersen, who was 0.80 seconds behind.

Rounding out the podium was Leif Kristian Nestvold-Haugen, just over a second behind.

"It doesn’t beat doing it here. I've been working hard," Ford said.

"No secret, just kept it simple and really trusted what I was doing."

Video - Tommy Ford delivers at Beaver Creek