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Lindsey Vonn

Gut wins giant slalom as Shiffrin crashes near finish

Mikaela Shiffrin had a big lead and was just a few turns from winning a World Cup race at home for the first time.

Shiffrin could almost sense victory. The crowd, too. Even her competitors were basically resigned to her win.

Suddenly, the American lost an edge and crashed near the finish line to give Lara Gut of Switzerland a stunning giant slalom win Friday.

As Shiffrin buried her face in the snow, Gut watched in disbelief. She has been in that position plenty of times and knows the feeling.

"It's unusual that Mikaela does mistakes like that," said Gut, who earned her 13th World Cup win. "But that's part of the game. One day you win, one day you...