Alpine Skiing - Vonn, Ligety headline US teams

The United States have announced strong men's and women's line-ups for the upcoming Alpine skiing World Championships in Schladming, Austria.

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Lindsey Vonn of the U.S. clears a gate during the first run of the World Cup Women's Giant Slalom race in Maribor, January 26, 2013

Lindsey Vonn, Ted Ligety, Julia Mancuso and Mikaela Shiffrin are the major names in the 19-strong group.

Nine of the team members have been on the podium early this season, with a total of 15 wins between them.

"It's a very special group of athletes, who have worked hard with all the staff to reach the top positions in this World Cup," said the US team's Alpine program director Patrick Riml.

The Worlds take place from February 4-17.

Women

Stacey Cook

Julia Mancuso

McKennis Alice

Laurenne Ross

Mikaela Shiffrin

Leanne Smith

Resi Stiegler

Lindsey Vonn

Men

Travis Ganong

Tim Jitloff

Ted Ligety

Steven Nyman

Andrew Weibrecht

Thomas Biesemeyer

Will Brandenburg

David Chodounksy

Ryan Cochran-Siegle

Robby Kelley

Marco Sullivan

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