Women’s alpine World Cup starts without favorite

Women’s alpine World Cup starts without favorite
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By By ERIC WILLEMSEN
Associated Pr

SOELDEN, Austria — With four different winners over the past four years, the women’s Alpine skiing World Cup lacks a clear favorite for the overall title just before the start of the new season. Lindsey Vonn and Maria Hoefl-Riesch used to be safe bets for the top two spots. But the American, who won her fourth and most recent title in 2012, is coming off a serious injury and is expected to compete in a reduced number of races. Germany’s Hoefl-Riesch, who was the 2011 champion, has retired. Defending champion Anna Fenninger of Austria is likely to face stiff competition …

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