PARK CITY, Utah — Nathalie Bouvier of France captured today's women's World Cup giant slalom after a jury overruled a protest on her first run.
Bouvier, who was not declared the leader until well after the opening run because there was a question about whether she had missed a gate, did not appear upset for the second run.
Following the opening run, a jury talked with the gatekeeper and reviewed the videotape, then declared her the leader over Diann Roffe of the United States with a time of 1:08.37.
Bouvier turned in an even better time of 1:07.60 on her second run for a two-run unofficial total of 2:15.97.
Roffe, a giant slalom specialist who won the world championship in 1985, finished the first run on the artificial surface in 1:09.06 as light snow fell. Her 1:08.14 on the second run gave her a two-run total of 2:17.20 and placed her ahead of Austria's Anita Wachter, who finished 1.54 seconds off Bouvier's pace at 2:17.51.