Marcel Hirscher wins World Cup giant slalom title



SCHLADMING, Austria (AP) — Marcel Hirscher won the World Cup giant slalom title Saturday after Ted Ligety of the United States skied off course in the opening run of the season-ending race.

Ligety, who won the GS title in the past two seasons, trailed Hirscher by 92 points and had to win the race to stand a chance of overtaking the Austrian.

Ligety led by 0.43 seconds at the final intermediate time but skied off and had to hike back up the hill to complete his run, finishing 11.16 seconds off the lead.

Austria’s Hannes Reichelt posted the fastest time of 1 minute, 10.99 seconds to lead Hirscher by 0.22 and Alexis Pinturault of France by 0.24.