Lara Gut all but seals World Cup title with 3rd in combined
LENZERHEIDE, Switzerland (AP) Lara Gut is surely now the overall World Cup champion after placing third in a combined event on Sunday, won by her Switzerland teammate Wendy Holdener.
Gut skied down a foggy super-G course to earn 60 World Cup points and build a lead of 355 over Viktoria Rebensburg of Germany, who did not race Sunday.
There are four races left in finals week at St. Moritz - offering 400 points for four wins - but Rebensburg never raced in World Cup slalom and does not plan to start next weekend.
Gut became favorite for the giant crystal globe trophy when American Lindsey Vonn's season was ended by a knee injury last month.
Holdener, who was 0.46 seconds faster than runner-up Michaela Kirchgasser of Austria, secured the season-long title in combined.