Hirscher leads tight GS pack after one run

Hirscher leads tight GS pack after one run
Local News

By Chris Freud

BEAVER CREEK — Friday’s FIS Alpine World Ski Championship men’s giant slalom was billed as a duel between Austria’s Marcel Hirscher and American Ted Ligety, but others have crashed the party in what should be a photo finish this afternoon,Hirscher, the three time overall World Cup champion, has the lead with a first-run time of 1 minute, 15.18 seconds. Italy’s Roberto Nani, with nary a World Cup podium in his career, is the surprise entrant in this derby in second, just 0.18 seconds off the pace.Germany’s Felix Neureuther, usually Hirscher’s nemesis in slalom, and France’s Alexis Pinturault are in a …

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