Originally written on Fox Sports  |  Last updated 8/25/14
Lindsey Vonn showed she can beat Tina Maze in the Slovenian's best discipline and on her home snow. While it may be too late to challenge her biggest rival for the overall World Cup title, Vonn is looking like Maze's biggest challenger at next month's world championships. The American proved that she has fully recovered from a recent illness by winning a World Cup giant slalom, her second win in two weeks. Vonn was third behind Maze after the first run but overcame several errors in the second to put down the fastest time and create a margin that Maze couldn't overcome. Vonn won in 2 minutes, 22.2 seconds for her first GS victory since last March. "In the second run I decided, OK, it's all or nothing, I had to go for it," Vonn said. "It's been a rough year for me in GS, so it's just perfect." Maze still clinched her third giant slalom discipline title by placing second. Maze had a near-perfect first run, but a poor start to the second cost her valuable time and she finished 0.0...

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