Hirscher wins Zagreb World Cup slalom

Zagreb (AFP) –


Austrian Marcel Hirscher won the World Cup slalom event in Zagreb for the fifth time as his chief rival in the standings Marco Schwarz failed to finish the second run

Hirscher, who trailed compatriot Schwarz after the first run, completed the two runs in 1min 48.64sec. Alexis Pinturault was second 0.60sec behind. The Frenchman has been fifth after the first run.

Another Austrian, Manuel Feller, was third, 0.62sec behind the winner.

It was Hirscher's 64th win in the World Cup.

Going into Sunday's race, Hirscher led Schwarz by one point in the slalom standings.

The victory left the seven-times overall champion 90 points clear of Swiss rival Daniel Yule, who finished ninth on Sunday.

In the overall standings, Hirscher is 335 points ahead of Henrik Kristoffersen, a Norwegian who finished fifth.