Hirscher ends Ligety’s run in giant slalom

Hirscher ends Ligety’s run in giant slalom
Local News

By Chris Freud

BEAVER CREEK — Call it a passing of the torch in many ways.Austrian Marcel Hirscher not only unseated American Ted Ligety, who was a DNF in the first run, as the champion of the Birds of Prey World Cup giant slalom on Sunday. He also made some Austrian ski-racing history.Hirscher blew away the field with a combined time of 2 minutes, 32.58 seconds, 0.98 seconds ahead of France’s Victor Muffat-Jeandet in second and Norway’s Henrik Kristoffersen in third, 1.31 seconds back.That is Hirscher’s 15th World Cup GS win, setting a new Austrian record in that discipline. Hirscher passed up two …

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