By ANDREW DAMPF, AP Sports Writer
LA VILLA, Italy (AP) — World champion Mathieu Faivre held a slim benefit forward of general World Cup chief Marco Odermatt following the primary run of the Alta Badia big slalom on Sunday.
Faivre, who swept gold in each the standard big slalom and the parallel GS ultimately season’s world championships in close by Cortina d’Ampezzo, led Odermatt by 0.02 seconds.
Odermatt gained the opening two big slaloms of the season.
Manuel Feller of Austria stood third, 0.19 behind, and River Radamus of the United States was fourth, 0.30 behind.
Radamus crossed the road in a deep crouch, simply barely holding it collectively as he misplaced management then spun out in the end space. The American is in place for a career-best outcome, enhancing on his sixth-place end on the season opener in Sölden, Austria.
The 23-year-old Radamus gained three golds on the 2016 Winter Youth Olympics.
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