Slovakian Veronika Velez Zuzulova began the new year in style by stunning World Cup leader Tina Maze in the final of a parallel slalom competition in Munich.
Zuzulova – who claimed her country’s first World Cup race in the Austrian resort of Semmering on Saturday – produced two blistering runs to upset the odds and this season’s form skier.
Austria’s Michaela Kirchgasser was third.
Germany’s Felix Neureuther thrilled the 15,000 fans in Munich’s Olympic Park as he beat defending overall world cup champion Marcel Hirscher in the men’s finale.
Neureuther was in fine form at the event which involves the 12 best slalom specialists and the four best all-rounders.
And in a tight final the 28-year-old claimed his first victory of the season crossing the line one tenth of a second faster than his Austrian opponent.
Although Hirscher earned 80 precious points in the overall standings to close the gap on Norway’s Aksel Lund Svindal, who was knocked out in the first round.
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