BY ERIC WILLEMSEN
KITZBUEHEL, Austria (AP) — Henrik Kristoffersen of Norway won a men’s World Cup slalom Sunday, ending Marcel Hirscher’s five-race winning streak.
Carrying a 1.05-second lead over the Austrian from the opening run, Kristoffersen lost only 0.08 of his advantage in a wild second run in dense snowfall to claim his first victory of the season and 16th overall.
Kristoffersen set a World Cup record earlier this season by getting podiums in the first six slaloms without winning a race.
Daniel Yule of Switzerland was 1.35 behind in third, while the rest of the field finished more than 2.2 seconds off the lead.
Hirscher’s Austrian teammate Michael Matt, who was second after the opening run, straddled a gate and did not finish.
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