LA VILLA, Italy | Hirscher dominates to win Alta Badia GS 6th straight year
LA VILLA, Italy— Marcel Hirscher dominated to extend his record by winning the Alta Badia giant slalom for a sixth straight year Sunday and reclaimed the overall World Cup lead.
Adding to his first-run advantage, Hirscher finished a massive 2.53 seconds ahead of Thomas Fanara of France, who moved up from 14th after the opening leg.
Alexis Pinturault, another Frenchman, finished third, 2.69 behind.
With a big advantage over Fanara, Hirscher could have skied the second run conservatively but instead attacked all the way down and increased his advantage at nearly every interval, making only a slight error near the end.