ARE, Sweden (AP) — Anna Fenninger led the first run of a World Cup giant slalom on Friday, putting herself in position to take the lead in the overall standings.
The Austrian timed 58.49 seconds on a shortened course, 0.12 faster than Anemone Marmottan of France. They also placed 1-2 in Thursday's giant slalom.
Tina Maze of Slovenia, who edged Fenninger for the Olympic title in GS last month, was 0.42 behind in third.
Maria Hoefl-Riesch of Germany was in 22st place as lower-ranked skiers raced, with 2.02 to make up in the second run under floodlights.
Hoefl-Riesch's 21st-place finish on Thursday allowed Fenninger to move within 67 points of her overall lead.
Fenninger can top the standings with a victory if Hoefl-Riesch finishes no better than eighth. Five races remain this season.