Hirscher edges Kristoffersen to win World Cup slalom opener

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18 Nov 2018, 19:16 IST
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LEVI, Finland (AP) — Marcel Hirscher posted the quickest time in each runs to win the season-open males’s World Cup slalom on Sunday.

The seven-time general champion edged Henrik Kristoffersen twice, and completed the race 0.09 seconds forward of the Norwegian.

The remainder of discipline, led by Olympic champion Andre Myhrer of Sweden, was greater than 1.four seconds behind.

Hirscher and Kristoffersen had been 1-2 within the self-discipline standings for every of the previous three seasons.

Final 12 months’s winner, Felix Neureuther of Germany, skipped the race after breaking his proper thumb in coaching Friday.

The race was the primary of the boys’s season after an enormous slalom in Soelden, Austria, was referred to as off resulting from unhealthy climate in October.

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