Mikaela Shiffrin fifth in first World Cup race on East Coast in 25 years

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Mikaela Shiffrin placed fifth in a giant slalom in Killington, Vt., on Saturday, the first World Cup race on the East Coast since 1991.

France’s Tessa Worley won by eight tenths of a second over Norwegian Nina Loeseth. Italy’s Sofia Goggia was third. Full results are here.

Worley, 27 and the 2013 World giant slalom champion, won for the first time since Dec. 15, 2013. She missed the Sochi Olympics due to a torn ACL.

Shiffrin was seventh after the first of two runs Saturday morning, 1.15 seconds behind Loeseth.

Shiffrin is the world’s best in slalom and has progressed in giant slalom since the Sochi Olympics, tying for a World Cup win in 2014 and getting second in the season opener last month.

“I’m pretty disappointed today, but I’m happy with the second run and just taking steps forward,” Shiffrin told media in Killington. “One of these days I’m actually going to ski some fast GS.”

She said she raced nervous in the morning and “pissed off” in the afternoon. Overall, the takeaway was frustration.

“I’m going to take a minute, kind of re-evaluate what’s going on with my GS and why I can’t seem to put my training skiing into the race,” Shiffrin said. “I have to start showing skiing like I actually want to win.”

Shiffrin increased her lead in the early World Cup overall season standings to 85 points. Swiss Lara Gut, the defending World Cup overall champion, skied out in the first run.

On Sunday, Shiffrin will go for her 13th straight slalom win (10th straight World Cup) in Killington.

First-run coverage is live at 9:30 a.m. ET streaming on NBCSports.com and the NBC Sports app. Second-run coverage will be at 3 p.m. ET on NBC, as well as streaming.

Killington was missing U.S. Olympic champions Lindsey Vonn and Julia Mancuso and two-time World Cup overall champion Anna Veith of Austria, all getting a late start to the season due to injuries.

Mikaela Shiffrin returns with mantra, stuck to her helmet, to carry forever

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Look close at Mikaela Shiffrin as she steps into a race start gate for the first time in eight months on Oct. 17.

Shiffrin, the two-time Olympic gold medalist and three-time World Cup overall champion, plans to wear a helmet with two special stickers on the back.

She’s donned the first decal for years — the initials ABFTTB, which stand for “Always Be Faster Than The Boys,” a personalized autograph motto from retired Olympic Alpine skier Heidi Voelker.

The new sticker reads, Be nice. Think first. Have fun.

Those lines came from Shiffrin’s father, Jeff — the mantra instilled in her and older brother Taylor, also a young ski racer at the time.

After Jeff died on Feb. 2, Shiffrin regularly remembered the question that Jeff posed years ago: “What are the golden rules?”

Be nice. Think first.

When the Shiffrin siblings were old enough, Jeff added the third rule.

“He felt like we could understand that having fun wasn’t just about going and doing whatever you want because it’s instantly gratifying,” Shiffrin told NBC Sports’ Alex Azzi in an On Her Turf interview. “Fun is doing something well and the satisfaction you get from sticking to something.”

She plans to race all season with the golden rules sticker on her helmet, right next to ABFTTB.

Shiffrin detailed more about her prep for a very different World Cup campaign, in conjunction with a new fund in honor of her late father, in this On Her Turf report.

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2020 Tour de France results

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2020 Tour de France results for the yellow jersey, green jersey, white jersey and polka-dot jersey …

Overall (Yellow Jersey)
1. Tadej Pogacar (SLO) — 87:20:05
2. Primoz Roglic (SLO) — +:59
3. Richie Porte (AUS) — +3:30
4. Mikel Landa (ESP) — +5:58
5. Enric Mas (ESP) — +6:07
6. Miguel Angel Lopez (COL) — +6:47
7. Tom Dumoulin (NED) — +7:48
8. Rigberto Uran (COL) — +8:02
9. Adam Yates (GBR) — +9:25
10. Damiano Caruso (ITA) — +14:03
13. Richard Carapaz (ECU) — +25:53
15. Sepp Kuss (USA) — +42:20
17. Nairo Quintana (COL) — +1:03:07
29. Thibaut Pinot (FRA) — +1:59:54
36. Julian Alaphilippe (FRA) — +2:19:11
DNF. Egan Bernal (COL)

Sprinters (Green Jersey)
1. Sam Bennett (IRL) — 380 points
2. Peter Sagan (SVK) — 284
3. Matteo Trentin (ITA) — 260
4. Bryan Coquard (FRA) — 181
5. Wout van Aert (BEL) — 174

Climbers (Polka-Dot Jersey)
1. Tadej Pogacar (SLO) — 82 points
2. Richard Carapaz (ECU) — 74
3. Primoz Roglic (SLO) — 67
4. Marc Hirschi (SUI) — 62
5. Miguel Angel Lopez (COL) — 51

Young Rider (White Jersey)
1. Tadej Pogacar (SLO) — 87:20:13
2. Enric Mas (ESP) — +6:07
3. Valentin Madouas (FRA) — +1:42:43
4. Dani Martinez (COL) — +1:55:12
5. Lennard Kamna (GER) — +2:15:39

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