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Hirscher grabs the World Cup overall lead in Italy

AFP, ALTA BADIA, ITALY

Marcel Hirscher of Austria won a men’s World Cup slalom in Alta Badia yesterday ahead of Olympic champion Giuliano Razzoli of Italy and Germany’s Felix Neureuther.

Hirscher was already fastest after the first leg, 0.11 seconds ahead of Ivica Kostelic of Croatia and Razzoli, and he increased his winning margin to 0.56 seconds on the second run.

It was a fifth World Cup win for the 22-year-old Austrian, who also took over as overall World Cup leader with 425 points, ahead of Norway’s Aksel Lund Svindal (416), who crashed out in the first leg.

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