ALPINE SKIING Preview: Slalom season continues in Adelboden; more Hirscher wins on the way?

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Austria’s Marcel Hirscher is already well on the way to a stunning eighth straight overall World Cup title, winning seven of 18 races held on the circuit so far this season. He’s won three of the four Giant Slalom and Slalom races held and has a Giant Slalom and Slalom ahead of him in Adelboden (SUI) this weekend.

His lead in the overall standings has already reached 776-431 over his perennial challenger, Henrik Kristoffersen of Norway, with Max Franz (AUT) standing third at 408.

Hirscher can really extend his lead this month, with two races – in which he will be favored – this weekend and then another Slalom next Sunday in Wengen (SUI), the following Sunday in Kitzbuhel (AUT) and then on 29 January in Schladming.

And Hirscher is also the defending champion in both races in Adelboden; with 776 points already, he could be close to 1,300 points by the end of the month. He won the 2017-18 World Cup title with 1,620 points.

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