Hirscher makes early exit as Zenhaeusern tastes Swedish success

Marcel Hirscher made a surprising early exit as Ramon Zenhaeusern celebrated a maiden FIS World Cup victory in dramatic fashion in Tuesday's parallel slalom city event in Stockholm.

Slalom king Hirscher came through the opening round by beating Clement Noel thanks to a stunning second run, having trailed after the first.

But the Austrian made more mistakes in the quarter-final against Luca Aerni and was this time unable to recover.

That opened up the competition and it was Zenhaeusern who edged out home favourite Andre Myhrer by a mere 0.04seconds in the final to celebrate 100 points and a first World Cup victory.

Aerni went on to finish fourth having lost to Linus Strasser in the battle for a podium spot.

In the women's race, overall World Cup and slalom leader Mikaela Shiffrin was not in action, and Nina Haver-Loeseth capitalised to finish top of the podium.

The Norwegian, who had just one previous World Cup win, benefitted from Wendy Holdener struggling to keep control on the second run.

Third place went to Petra Vlhova, who denied Swede Frida Hansdotter a spot in the top three.

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