Hirscher trumps Kristof­fersen in Adel­bo­den gi­ant slalom

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ADEL­BO­DEN, Switzer­land: Aus­tria’s world and Olympic cham­pion Mar­cel Hirscher trumped Nor­we­gian arch- ri­val Hen­rik Kristof­fersen to claim vic­tory in Satur­day’s World Cup gi­ant slalom in Adel­bo­den.

The 29-year- old Aus­trian was sec­ond after the first run dom­i­nated by the Nor­we­gian, but laid down the quick­est sec­ond run to snatch vic­tory by an im­pres­sive 0.71sec, hav­ing clocked a com­bined to­tal of 2min 26.54sec.

France’s Thomas Fa­nara rounded out the podium, 1.04sec off the pace.

“The eight ca­reer vic­to­ries I’ve had here show that I’ve been at the high­est level for quite some time,” Hirscher told RTS. Kristof­fersen added that it was ‘dis­ap­point­ing’. “I gave ev­ery­thing, but Mar­cel is the best at the mo­ment.”

The win was Hirscher’s 66th on the World Cup cir­cuit, and 32nd in the gi­ant slalom, and con­sol­i­dates his de­sire to bag an eighth over­all ti­tle.

It was also Hirscher’s fourth win from f ive gi­ant slaloms this sea­son. It leaves him on 876 points in the over­all World Cup stand­ings. Kristof­fersen stands sec­ond on 511pts and France’s Alexis Pin­tu­rault, who fin­ished fourth in Adel­bo­den, is third on 444pts.

— Reuters photo

Aus­tria’s Mar­cel Hirscher in ac­tion.

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