Stuhec claims Cortina victory, Hirscher the boss in Bavaria

Ilka Stuhec claimed the first FIS Alpine Skiing World Cup super-G victory of her career after Lara Gut crashed out in Cortina d'Ampezzo and the great Marcel Hirscher won the giant slalom in Garmisch Partenkirchen on Sunday.

Stuhec added a super-G triumph to her three downhill wins and an alpine combined success in the final race in the discipline before the FIS Alpine World Ski Championships in St. Moritz next month.

The Slovenian denied Sofia Goggia the top step on the podium in her homeland, beating the Italian by 0.31 seconds with a run of one minute 19.81secs.

Anna Veith took third spot, with Mikaela Shiffrin finishing fourth to increase her overall lead over Gut - who had won every super-G race this season but spun out after her arm caught a gate - to 80 points.

Hirscher took another big step towards a sixth successive overall title with an emphatic win in Bavaria.

The domineering Austrian was just 0.09 seconds slower than Alexis Pinturault after the first run and went down in 1:20.10 second time around to claim a 20th giant slalom World Cup win.

Hirscher was runner-up to Henrik Kristoffersen in the famous Schladming night slalom on Tuesday, but responded in style to stretch his overall advantage to 432 points and lead in the discipline by 94 from Pinturault - who was fourth.

Matts Olsson claimed a maiden podium finish after taking second spot, while Stefan Luitz filled the podium and Kristoffersen was back in seventh.

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