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March 20, 2019

Shiffrin to skip next two World Cup meetings

Shiffrin to skip next two World Cup meetings
'Shiffrin claimed her 14th victory of the season in Tuesday's Stockholm city event' - By: AFP Jonathan NACKSTRAND

Mikaela Shiffrin has decided to skip the next two World Cup meetings after claiming a record-equalling 14th win of the season on Tuesday.

The runaway overall leader is 719 points clear of second-placed Petra Vlhova in the standings with only 10 races remaining.

The US team told AFP in an email on Wednesday that Shiffrin will be absent from the downhill and alpine combined events in Crans-Montana this weekend, and the speed races at Sochi next week.

The 23-year-old will resume her bid to surpass Vreni Schneider's mark of 14 wins in a campaign, set in 1988/89, at Spindleruv Mlyn in the Czech Republic on March 8.

Her upcoming rest means she will be unable to break Tina Maze's all-time record points tally set in 2012/13.

The Slovenian accumulated 2,414 points that year, and the maximum Shiffrin can now reach is 2,394.

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