Hirscher claims Skieur d’Or gong
Marcel Hirscher picked up a trophy before the start of the new alpine skiing season when he was honoured with the prestigious Skieur d’Or award.
The 23-year-old Swiss followed in the footsteps of Egon Zimmermann nearly 50 years after his compatriot received the same Serge Lang Trophy.
He has stepped on the World Cup podium a total of 27 times in giant slalom, slalom, Super-G or combined, including 12 victories since December 2009.
The new season gets under way this weekend in Soelden.