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Dave Ryding finishes fourth in Oslo after knocking out Marcel Hirscher

Ryding finishes fourth in Oslo after knocking out Hirscher

01/01/2018 at 15:53Updated 01/01/2018 at 19:52

Great Britain's Dave Ryding finished fourth in the parallel slalom in Oslo after knocking out world champion Marcel Hirscher.

In the last 16 Ryding held firm against close friend Alexander Khoroshilov to narrowly take the win over both legs.

Drawn against world champion Hirscher, Ryding won the first leg by 0.02s.

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Video - Ryding edges out world champ Hirscher in first quarter-final run

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In the second run it appeared as if he had let Hirscher get away from him but he finished superbly to come back and secure his place in the semi-finals.

Video - Ryding stuns Hirscher in parallel giant slalom quarter-finals

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However disaster struck in the first run of his semi-final against Michael Matt, as he got his legs tangled up and then crashed into one of the gates.

Video - Disaster for Ryding as he crashes out in semi-final

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It proved to be a real shame as Ryding’s pace on the second run was excellent, cutting Matt’s advantage to 0.15s, but it wasn’t enough as the Austrian went through to the final.

Ryding rode hard in the Small Final but he was unable to beat Linus Strasser. The British star still claims some valuable World Cup points with his best performance of the season.

Video - Ryding misses out on podium place in Oslo

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Sweden’s Andre Myhrer defeated Matt in the final to take first.

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