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Fenninger, however, won three giant slaloms - including back-to-back races last week in Are, Sweden - and racked up podium finishes.

She finished second in the downhill standings, behind Hoefl-Riesch, and in super-G. She also stands second in the giant slalom race behind Jessica Lindell-Vikarby of Sweden. The final GS race closes the season on Sunday.

By then, Austria hopes Marcel Hirscher will have clinched the men’s overall title to give the Alpine nation its first double success since 2002.