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MICHAEL VON GRUNIGEN, of Switzerland, beat Alberto Tomba back into second place when he won his first World Cup victory in yesterday's giant slalom at Veysonnaz, Switzerland.

WORLD CUP Giant slalom (Veysonnaz, Swit): 1 M von Grunigen (Swit) 2min 29.51sec (1:13.51-1:16.00); 2 A Tomba (It) 2:29.58 (1:13.75-1:15.83); 3 L Kjus (Nor) 2:29.71 (1:13.75-1:15.96); 4 M Girardelli (Lux) 2:30.28 (1:14.22-1:16.06); 5 H Pieren (Swit) 2:30.31 (1:14.59- 1:15.72); 6 K Aamodt (Nor) 2:30.63 (1:14.16-1:16.47); 7 S Bergamelli (It) 2:30.84 (1:14.57-1:16.27); 8 R Salzgeber (Aut) 2:31.03 (1:14.49-1:16.54); 9 J Nobis (US) 2:31.04 (1:14.44-1:16.60); 10 F Piccard (Fr) 2:31.25 (1:14.57-1:16.88); 11 G Mader (Aut) 2:31.30 (1:14.20-1:17.10); 12 J Wallner (Swe) 2:31.30 (1:14.70- 1:16.60); 13 H Strolz (Aut) 2:31.34 (1:14.37-1:16.97); 14 F Nyberg (Swe) 2:31.44 (1:14.28-1:17.16); 15 R Kroll (Aut) 2:31.60 (1:14.76-1:16.84). Leading giant slalom standings (after four races): 1 Girardelli 262 pts; 2 Tomba 256; 3 Aamodt 210; 4 Kjus 189; 5 Von Grunigen 182; 6 Nyberg 140; 7 Wallner 128; 8 Bergamelli 125; 9 Pieren 121; 10 P Accola (Swit) 99; 11 S Locher (Swit) 82; 12= A Feutrier (Fr) and T Barnersoi (Ger) 80; 14 Kroll 77; 15 Salzgeber 65. Leading overall standings (after 20 events): 1 Girardelli 925; 2 Tomba 612; 3 Aamodt 525; 4 Mader 448; 5 F Heinzer (Swit) 436; 6 T Fogdoe (Swe) 385; 7 J-E Thorsen (Nor) 343; 8 Kjus 326; 9 Strolz 312; 10 W Besse (Swit) 308; 11 A Skaardal (Nor) 294; 12 L Stock (Aut) 268; 13 Von Grunigen 252; 14 P Ortlieb (Aut) 250; 15 J Kosir (Slov) 226.

NATIONS' CUP Standings: 1 Austria 3,177; 2 Switzerland 2,351; 3 Italy 2,145; 4 Norway 2,124; 5 France 1,070.

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