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Neureuther leads German 1-2 finish at WCup slalom

March 9, 2014
Associated Press

KRANJSKA GORA, Slovenia (AP) — Felix Neureuther beat Fritz Dopfer for a German 1-2 finish at a men's World Cup slalom on Sunday, while Marcel Hirscher finished fifth to take the lead in the overall standings by four points.

Neureuther finished in a two-run combined time of 1 minute, 45.50 seconds to lead Dopfer by 0.59. Norwegian teenager Henrik Kristoffersen took third, 0.79 back.

Hirscher came 0.95 behind Neureuther and lost his lead in the discipline standings to the German. Hirscher has 465 points, just five behind Neureuther on 470 with one slalom remaining.

Two-time defending champion Hirscher went top of the overall standings with 1,050 points, edging Norway's Aksel Lund Svindal and setting up a tense conclusion to the season at next week's World Cup finals in Lenzerheide, Switzerland.

 
 

 

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