AlpineSki: Swisswoman Nef wins second giant slalom of season Eds

Dienstag, 19. Dezember 2000 / 16:36 Uhr

Sestriere (Italy) - Swiss woman Sonia Nef claimed her second victory of the World Cup alpine skiing season, winning Tuesday's giant slalom in Sestriere, Italy.

Nef clocked two minutes 21.67 seconds over two runs for her sixth career World Cup win.

She finished 24-100ths of a second faster than Sweden's Anja Paerson, who has placed on the podium of all four giant slaloms but has not yet won a race.

Overall World Cup champion Renate Goetschl of Austria was third in 2:22.02.

Nef, who also won Park City giant slalom, pulled to within four points of Paerson in the giant slaloms standings after four races with 276 points to the Swede's 280.

Martina Ertl of Germany is third with 236 after finishing fourth on Tuesday.

Ertl also retained her overall lead after 14 races with 610 points, followed by Frenchwoman Regine Cavagnoud, who has 538 points after placing ninth and Austrian Michaela Dorfmeister who was fifth and has 523 points.