Mikaela Shiffrin’s GS victory slips away in Aspen

Mikaela Shiffrin’s GS victory slips away in Aspen
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By DALE STRODE

ASPEN — Close. So close.How close?Just two gates.Mikaela Shiffrin had victory and history in her grasp Friday afternoon in Aspen, charging to an apparent win in the World Cup giant slalom.But Shiffrin leaned in between the second and third gates from the finish line, slipping down on her side as she lost her edge and watched victory slip away on the lower slopes of Aspen Mountain.The 20-year-old ski racer from Eagle-Vail was bidding to become the first American woman to win a World Cup race in Aspen since 1981.Tamara McKinney, that American skier who won in Aspen in 1981, was …

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