France’s Grange wins in stunner

France’s Grange wins in stunner
Local News

By Chris Freud

BEAVER CREEK — So what’s more improbable? France’s Jean-Baptiste Grange winning his first race since the FIS Alpine World Ski Championships in 2011 or Austria’s Marcel Hirscher holding a 0.88-second lead as the last racer out of the start house, and ending up a DNF?Both long probabilities became reality in Sunday’s men’s slalom finale as Grange got the final gold medal of the Championships on Sunday at Beaver Creek, beating out Germans Fritz Dopfer and Felix Neureuther in a snowstorm in Beaver Creek.Grange was fifth after the first run and a bit of an afterthought. Ironically, he tore his ACL …

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