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Alpine skiing news - Marcel Hirscher continues to reign supreme in Val D'Isere

Hirscher continues to reign supreme in Val D'Isere
By Sportsbeat

08/12/2018 at 13:25Updated 08/12/2018 at 13:54

Marcel Hirscher has now won 60 World Cup races – all before the age of 30 – after an impressive Giant Slalom win in Val D'Isere on Saturday.

The 29-year-old did the damage at the French resort with his first run of 52.41seconds, almost three quarters of a second quicker than anyone else in the field could manage.

That meant he could take care in his second run of 50.58seconds and still finished in an overall combined time of 1:42.99seconds – 1.18 seconds clear of Henrik Kristoffersen of Norway with Sweden's Matts Olsson third 1.31 seconds down.

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It was a familiar feeling for Kristoffersen who has now finished second to Hirscher in seven giant slaloms, including at the PyeongChang Olympics, since last December.

Hirscher is the seven-time defending overall World Cup champion and has now moved back to the top of the overall rankings with this, his second victory of the season so far.

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The double Olympic champion has 280 points, displacing his compatriot Max Franz who is second on 238 with Switzerland's Mauro Caviezel third on 227.