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Hirscher wins giant slalom in Adelboden


Hirscher wins giant slalom in Adelboden


Austria’s Marcel Hirscher extended his lead at the top of this season’s standings with a convincing win over Alexis Pinturault at a giant slalom in Switzerland on Saturday.

The three-time overall World Cup champion stretched his morning lead to finish in a combined two-run time of 2 minutes, 39.11 seconds, en route to his fifth career win in Adelboden.

Pinturault produced a solid run but it wasn’t to be as the Olympic bronze medallist made too many mistakes on his first run, eventually crossing the finish line 1.3 seconds adrift with Henrik Kristoffersen of Norway completing the podium.

Olympic and world champion Ted Ligety of the United States placed seventh, 1.86 seconds behind the winner while Germany’s Felix Neureuther endured a disappointing final run to drop from second to fifth overall.

Hirscher’s third consecutive giant slalom win sees him extend his lead in the World Cup standings to 138 points, with a 152-point lead in the general classification.

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