Two time defending overall World Cup champion Marcel Hirscher of Austria won the Giant Slalom on the Gran Risa course in Alta Badia on Sunday.
Marcel Hirscher won with a combined time of 2:37:45 for his second consecutive GS win after a victory in Val d’Isere, France, last weekend. Alexis Pinturault of France finished second, 0.35 seconds behind, and Ligety of the USA third 0.41 behind.
Considered one of the circuit’s top giant slaloms, the Gran Risa begins with a steep and twisty section through the trees then flattens out with a series of rolls before the finish, meaning it is tough to make up time if any mistakes are made in the first half of the course.
Overall World Cup leader Aksel Lund Svindal was 13th and maintains a 95-point lead over Hirscher in the standings. Bode Miller failed to advance from the first run, which he finished in 40th.
Here are the top 10 results:
1- Marcel Hirscher Austria 2:37:45
2- Alexis Pinturault France 2:37:80
3- Ted Ligety USA 2:38:03
4- Fritz Dopfer Germany 2:38:82
5- Felix Neureuther Germany 2:39:10
6- Tim Jitloff USA 2:39:10
7- Benjamin Raich Austria 2:39:44
8- Stefan Luitz Germany 2:39:47
9- Leif Kristian Haugen Norway 2:39:59
10- Steve Missillier France 2:39:71
After Christmas, the circuit resumes with a downhill in Bormio, Italy next Sunday.