KRANJSKA GORA, Slovenia — Olympic champion Carlo Janka of Switzerland won a men's World Cup giant slalom race on Saturday, 10 days after having surgery to correct an irregular heartbeat.

The defending overall champion was second after the opening leg and finished in a combined time of 2 minutes, 27.05 seconds for his first victory of the season.

French teenager Alexis Penturault had a blistering second run to jump from 16th to second, trailing Janka by 0.02, while world GS champion Ted Ligety of the United states was 0.12 back in third.

Philipp Schoerghofer of Austria, who held a commanding lead after the first run, skied out.