First placed Henrik Kristoffersen of Norway poses with the trophy after competing in the men's Alpine Skiing World Cup slalom in Kitzbuehel, Austria, January 24, 2016. REUTERS/Dominic Ebenbichler
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Norwegian Henrik Kristoffersen produced an amazing second run to edge out Austrian Marcel Hirscher in winning the World Cup slalom in Kitzbuehel Sunday.Sitting 12th after the first run, 0.83sec off German Fritz Dopfer's leading pace, the 21-year-old Olympic bronze medalist roared down the Ganslern course at the second time of asking, timing 52.99sec for a combined 1min 43.96sec.It was his ninth career victory and fifth this season, having dominated the slalom with victories in Val d'Isere, Madonna di Campiglio, Adelboden and Wengen, and second place in Santa Caterina.Kristoffersen sits in third place on 771pts ahead of another Norwegian, Kjetil Jansrud, on 621 .Hirscher remains in second place in the slalom standings, on 420pts compared to Kristoffersen's 580 .First run leader Dopfer sealed third spot, at 0.45sec, while defending Kitzbuehel champion Mattias Hargin of Sweden sat in second after the first run but an error halfway down the second saw him lose valuable time, the veteran finishing 0.79sec off Kristoffersen's lead time.
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