Hirscher wins slalom for WCup report ninth win at identical venue

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13 Jan 2019, 20:06 IST
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ADELBODEN, Switzerland (AP) — As soon as extra in Marcel Hirscher’s stellar profession he was racing in opposition to Alpine snowboarding’s historical past ebook Sunday.

The Austrian nice virtually inevitably gained a World Cup slalom to set a males’s report on the 52-year circuit for many wins by one skier at a single venue.

The Chuenisbaergli slope at Adelboden was an authentic World Cup venue in January 1967 and its race winners’ roll reads like a listing of Alpine ski greats.

Hirscher’s ninth profession victory at Adelboden was earned with a second-run cost to victory for the second straight day.

Third-fastest within the morning, Hirscher was quickest within the afternoon to complete 0.50 seconds forward of Clement Noel. The 21-year-old Frenchman acquired his first profession podium end.

Henrik Kristoffersen trailed Hirscher by 0.71 in third, in the future after letting a first-run lead slip when runner-up to Hirscher within the basic big slalom.

Hirscher, if he stays freed from damage, is making a procession of his pursuit of a record-extending eighth straight total World Cup title.

He swept the weekend races at Adelboden for the third time in his profession, and in back-to-back years.

Hirscher’s ninth profession win on the storied Swiss hill lifted him over two racers who’ve gained eight occasions at one venue: Ingemar Stenmark at Madonna di Campiglio, Italy, within the 1970s and ’80s and Aksel Lund Svindal in Lake Louise, Canada, since 2005. Hirscher has additionally gained eight occasions at Alta Badia, Italy.

Hirscher additionally matched Stenmark’s report of 5 profession slalom wins at two totally different venues. Alberto Tomba acquired 5 wins at a single venue.

With 67 profession World Cup wins — together with 9 already this season — the 29-year-old Hirscher is sustaining a tempo to threaten Stenmark’s all-time mark of 86 wins.

Hirscher earned 100 World Cup factors and is 405 away from Kristoffersen within the total standings. A five-time winner of the slalom self-discipline title, Hirscher is now 158 factors away from Daniel Xmas of Switzerland, who positioned eighth Sunday.

Switzerland’s Tanguy Nef positioned 25th, in the future earlier than returning to the US to attend courses at Dartmouth School. The 22-year-old Nef was the NCAA champion in slalom final season.

For the second straight slalom, Hirscher’s Austrian teammate Marco Schwarz wasted his first-run lead and was disqualified for straddling a gate.

Hirscher’s scheduled return to motion is subsequent Sunday in slalom at close by Wengen, which phases an Alpine mixed occasion Friday and the basic Lauberhorn downhill Saturday.

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