Marcel Hirscher Writes History

Marcel Hirscher Writes History

Marcel Hirscher secures his sixth Overall title as well as the Slalom and Giant Slalom title in Kranjska Gora.

 

On the last regular Giant Slalom race before the Finals in Aspen, Marcel Hirscher was unbeatable and took everything that was on the table. In the Giant Slalom, the Austrian did not only manage to hold on to the lead in the second run to take his 44th World Cup win but he also secured the Giant Slalom globe (196 points ahead of next contender Alexis Pinturault with one race to go) and the Overall globe (504 points ahead of the nearest contender Kjetil Jansrud with 5 races to go). It’s the first time in the history of alpine skiing, that an athlete has claimed the Overall title six times in a row.

 

On Sunday, Hirscher earned a 4th place in the Slalom- enough to also secure him the discipline title. He is now 110 points ahead of Henrik Kristoffersen with only one race to go. A huge mistake prevented the Norwegian to qualify for the second run and score the needed points. Relief and joy for Hirscher as he could confirm another trophy would be added to his cabinet.

 

After a week-end off due to travelling, Hirscher as well as the remaining 24 best racers of each discipline will travel to Aspen for the World Cup Finals which will take place from the 15th to 19th March 2017. 

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