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.


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