Tomba takes giant slalom

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The Independent Online
SKIING Alberto Tomba won his sixth Alpine World Cup event of the season yesterday with victory in the giant slalom at Kranjska Gora in Slovenia.

Tomba, who had built up an impressive lead after the first leg, swept down the treacherous, icy course in a combined time of 2min 12.01sec. Slovenia's Mitja Kunc and Harald Strand-Nilsen of Norway finished equal second in a time of 2:12.94.

Tomba, who along with all the other skiiers wore the slogan "Stop the war" on his bib, said he was dedicating his win to those suffering from the war in regions of former Yugoslavia. "I dedicate this win to those who are the victims of the crazy war so near to where we are today," he said. "I keep on thinking of these people."