Marcel Hirscher of Austria retained his World Cup giant slalom title with a race to spare. He won Saturday’s race in Kranjska Gora, Slovenia, to build an insurmountable 111-point lead in the discipline standings.
The last giant slalom is at the World Cup finals in two weeks in St. Moritz, Switzerland.
It’s the third giant slalom globe for Hirscher, who won last year and in 2012.
Hirscher held on to his first-run lead to finish 0.53 of a second ahead of Alexis Pinturault of France, the winner of the past four giant slaloms. Henrik Kristoffersen of Norway was 1.59 seconds behind in third.
Hirscher also extended his lead in the overall standings to more than 300 points, leaving him with only a mathematical chance of missing out on his fifth straight overall title.
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