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Moelgg enjoys first World Cup slalom win in almost eight years, GB’s Ryding secures top-ten finish

Moelgg enjoys first World Cup slalom win in almost eight years, GB’s Ryding secures top-ten finish
By Sportsbeat

05/01/2017 at 18:39Updated 05/01/2017 at 23:08

Manfred Moelgg ended his long wait to celebrate another World Cup slalom win after triumphing in Zagreb on Thursday.

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Prior to the race, the Italian's last World Cup slalom victory came in Garmisch-Partenkirchen in February 2009.

But in posting a combined time of 2:00.03 to triumph, he was able to take top honours and with it, the record for the biggest gap ever between two World Cup wins in men's slalom.

At 34 years and 216 days, he also became the second oldest man to win a World Cup slalom race after Mario Matt (34 years and 250 days) in Val D'Isere in December 2013.

Germany's Felix Neureuther was second, 0.72 seconds back, in a race which saw conditions deteriorate as the competition progressed.

Henrik Kristoffersen was third, a further five hundredths back, with first run leader Manuel Feller failing to finish the second run.

Video - Dave Ryding claims second top-ten finish of season

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Great Britain's Dave Ryding achieved his second top-ten finish of the season in seventh, one place below current World Cup slalom leader Marcel Hirscher.

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