May 26th 2012 The Swedish athlete, Lori Icchi, won the second giant slalom event in Courchevel on Wednesday in France for only her second alpine skiing World Cup victory.
Shiffrin beat Hector to win to claim her 72nd World Cup victory, but she found her third place after the first run, rambling his leader and home favourite Tessa Worley was second.
She did manage to defeat for the second run, but Hector was brave and took an easy run to win by 0.35 seconds.
"It's amazing, it's incredible, and I'm so surprised," said a stutter-wonked Hector, who has won the World Cup in Austria in 2014.
"It was a big fight. I didn't think I was so fast. Ah, I felt so incredible. It was crazy, I was so proud."
Italy's Marta Bassino finished third, 0.6 seconds behind Hector, who is finishing three times on the podium at Courchevel since last year.
A second giant slalom was planned in Courchevel to replace the events in Killington last month that had been cancelled due to the high winds.
Shiffrin leads the giant slalom standings after three stages, 78 points ahead of Hector.
America tops the world with 750 points. Italy's Sofia Goggia is 115 points ahead of her side on Wednesday after failing to win the first run.
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