Feb 20, 2015 11:55 AM

Maze, Fenninger continue rivalry on World Cup circuit

The Associated Press

MARIBOR, Slovenia (AP) After sharing four gold medals between them at this month's world championships, Tina Maze and Anna Fenninger continue their rivalry on the women's alpine World Cup, starting with a giant slalom on Saturday.

The pair has 13 races left to battle it out for the season's overall title, with the Slovenian, who eyes a repeat of her 2013 triumph, enjoying a 184-point lead over the defending champion from Austria.

Maze is the only skier this season to compete in all five disciplines, making her position atop the standings even stronger. Fenninger, who usually skips slaloms, isn't considering starting in her weakest discipline to boost her chances.

Austria head coach Jurgen Kriechbaum says "it's better to be in front in your strongest events than doing a moderate slalom."


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