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Maze finished the race in Austria's Flachau last night 61 hundredths of a second behind Frida Hansdotter of Sweden (1:49.59) and just 0.02 seconds ahead of US champion Mikaela Shiffrin.

"I'm satisfied with my achievement at this slalom, as the result bodes well going into the World Championships," Maze said after the race.

"It was tight today, except for Frida, who stood out. I could have done even better in the second run, but I held back, didn't want to take too much risk."

Maze was also second after the first run, 0.23 seconds behind Hansdotter, and 0.26 seconds ahead of Ĺ arka Strachova of the Czech Republic in third.

Olympic and world slalom champion Shiffrin, who won the last two World Cup slalom events, was only eighth after the first run.

Maze expanded her overall World Cup lead to 857 points, 252 points ahead of Shiffrin. She is currently third in slalom standings, 46 points behind Hansdotter, and just 5 points behind Shiffrin in second.

The women's World Cup circuit is now moving to Italy's Cortina d'Ampezzo for two downhill races and a super-G with the first downhill scheduled for Friday.


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