Fifth straight GS win for Hirscher at Alta Badia

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Alberto Tomba's Alpine Skiing World Cup record was surpassed on Sunday as Marcel Hirscher made it five giant slalom wins at Alta Badia.

Fifth straight GS win for Hirscher at Alta Badia

Alberto Tomba's Alpine Skiing World Cup record was surpassed on Sunday as Marcel Hirscher made it five giant slalom wins at Alta Badia.

Marcel Hirscher recorded his fifth successive giant slalom win at Alta Badia on Sunday, surpassing the great Alberto Tomba's record.

The Austrian - overall FIS Alpine Skiing World Cup champion last season as well as topping the two slalom standings - had prevailed at the Italian resort in each of the previous four years.

That sequence had drawn him level with Tomba, who claimed four GS triumphs at Alta Badia, and he went one better than the iconic Italian with a comfortable victory.

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Hirscher produced runs of 1:12.15 and 1:13.27 to finish 1.7 seconds ahead of his nearest challenger, Henrik Kristoffersen.

Zan Kranjec (+1.82secs) completed the podium and Hirscher's tally atop the GS standings improves to 260 points, 55 clear of Kristoffersen.

On the overall leaderboard, Hirscher draws level on 374 alongside Aksel Lund Svindal, who claimed downhill glory at Val Gardena on Saturday. Kristoffersen (365) is close behind while Kjetil Jansrud (329) failed to finish his first run of Sunday's GS.

In the women's super-G at Val d'Isere, Anna Veith capitalised on Lindsey Vonn's absence to claim first place in a time of 1:05.77.

Vonn, who triumphed in the same discipline 24 hours earlier, announced she would not go for a double, instead opting to rest a sore knee with February's Winter Olympics in mind.

Veith's effort was good enough to see off Tina Weirather (+0.48s), the defending champion and standings leader producing an improved performance after crashing out the day before. 

Sofia Goggia, who finished runner-up to Vonn on Saturday, was third, 0.51s behind.

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