Stuhec grabs second title in alpine combined


Ilka Stuhec collected her second crystal globe of 2017, adding the alpine combined title to her downhill crown at Crans-Montana on Sunday.

Slovenian Stuhec has enjoyed a remarkable season. Having opened her season with a maiden FIS World Cup event win in the downhill at Lake Louise, she has gone on to win five more events, on her way to a pair of titles.

A third-place finish in Switzerland was enough for Stuhec to secure a second title of a magnificent year, while Mikaela Shiffrin's victory helped her extend her lead in the overall standings.

Stuhec is also in the frame for success in the super-G thanks to her victory on Saturday.

Shiffrin's victory was largely thanks to a blistering slalom run in the second discipline of the alpine combined, having gone seventh-quickest in the super-G section on Sunday morning.

Her slalom time of 45.17 was fastest by almost half a second from Italy's Federica Brignone - who came home in second, which also secured a runners-up spot in the alpine combined leaderboard, behind Stuhec.