Career first World Cup victory for Marcel Hirscher

13 December 2009 21:43

Austria's Marcel Hirscher was one of the youngest racers in today's World Cup giant slalom in Val d'Isère, FRA but that didn't stop him from an impressive victory. This is the 20-year-old Hirscher's first career World Cup win and his second podium this weekend as he finished second after the super combined event on Friday.

Italy's veteran Massimiliano Blardone recorded the second fastest time while Austria's Benjamin Raich completed the podium. Raich was fourth after the first run and moved up to the third place after his second run. This is Raich second podium result this weekend as he won the super combined on Friday.

The men's teams are on their way to Val Gardena, ITA for a super-G on December 18 and a downhill race on December 19 followed by a giant slalom race in Alta Badia on December 20th and a slalom event on December 21st.