c

Hirscher dominates again to win World Cup giant slalom

ADELBODEN, Switzerland — Marcel Hirscher overturned rival Henrik Kristoffersen's first-run lead for a clear win in a World Cup giant slalom on Saturday.

Hirscher was near-perfect through the flatter middle section of the Chuenisbargli course to turn a 0.12-second deficit into victory by 0.71 over his regular runner-up Kristoffersen.

Thomas Fanara was third, trailing 1.04 behind Hirscher, who has won four of five traditional giant slaloms this season.

Hirscher's eighth World Cup win this season padded his wide lead in the overall standings as he seeks a record-extending eighth straight title.

The 29-year-old Austrian's 66th career World Cup win is 20 fewer than Ingmar Stenmark on the all-time list.

The second run was delayed by 45 minutes until fog cleared from the course.

___

More AP sports: https://apnews.com/apf-sports and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports

Related News

US coach: Bode Miller aiming to race next season at age 40

Dec 29, 2016

Bode Miller is still planning on racing again

Tande wins 2nd leg of Four Hills Tour, Stoch takes lead

Jan 1, 2017

Daniel Andre Tande beat Kamil Stoch of Poland to win the second leg of ski jumping's Four Hills Tour but couldn't prevent the double Olympic champion from claiming the tournament lead on Sunday

Hideki Matsuyama hopes to extend his hot streak

Jan 4, 2017

Unbeatable at the end of the year, Hideki Matsuyama went home to Japan and nearly met his match _ his father, who taught him the game and remains his only teacher

Search
Broaden News

5 Stars Discovery brings you to the stories from people around the world sharing on the finest luxury resorts, high-end city hotels, and exclusive hideaway to make sure you’ll get the premium experience.

Contact us: sales@starsdiscovery.com