Mikaela Shiffrin has won both giant slaloms this season and now trails only two women on the all-time World Cup GS victories list.
Shiffrin, who owns a record 46 World Cup slaloms wins, earned her 14th victory in the GS in Courchevel, France, on Tuesday. She has 72nd World Cup wins total, trailing just Ingemar Stenmark (86) and Lindsey Vonn (82).
“I think the closer I get, the less they matter,” Shiffrin said with a laugh. “It’s so far away still. … I’m not counting.”
Shiffrin prevailed by .86 of a second combining times from two runs on the first of two straight days of GS racing. Swede Sara Hector was second, followed by Swiss Michelle Gisin.
“Today was really a quite difficult day,” said Shiffrin, who is on the sixth of an expected 10 consecutive World Cup stops across eight countries, including eight technical races (GS and slalom) between now and Jan. 11. “After the last weeks, pushing the schedule hard, it’s been a lot just to get here and we’re just starting this next tech block, so I’m not full tank right now. But I felt like I skied really some of my best skiing and some of my toughest skiing today.”