Ski: Marcel Hirsher won the giant slalom in Bansko

BANSKO, Bulgaria (Reuters) – Austrian Marcel Hirscher took advantage of the absence of its two main rivals in the overall World Cup downhill ski to win Saturday’s giant Bansko, Bulgaria.

Second after the first heat behind American Ted Ligety, Marcel Hirscher finally won with a cumulative time of 2’25 “35, with a second and 39 hundredths ahead of Italy’s Massimiliano Bardone.

With the package of Ivica Kostelic, who is recovering from knee surgery, and Beat Feuz, who made ​​a small break from season, Marcel Hirscher took advantage and to consolidate his third place overall and the two get closer leaders.

The first placed French, Jean-Baptiste Grange, was eighth. Alexis Pinturault finished sixteenth.

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