Slalom master Kristoffersen secures 30th World Cup victory

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Norwegian Henrik Kristoffersen posted his second victory of the season and the 30th of his career win-ning the men’s World Cup slalom at Wengen on Sunday in very challenging conditions.

The 28-year-old’s combined time over two legs was 20 hundredths quicker than Swiss racer Loic Meillard — who had been fastest in the first leg — with his fellow Norwegian Lucas Braathen third, 49 hundredths adrift.

Kristoffersen’s victory came on a course in a bad state due to the recent warm temperatures and it became a veritable battle against the elements when heavy snow fell on the second leg.

Admirably consistent it was Kristoffersen’s sev-enth top three finish of the campaign — his previous win came at Garmisch a fortnight ago.

The overall World Cup standings were unaf-fected as neither the leader Switzerland’s Marco Odermatt nor second-placed Aleksander Aamodt Kilde — who trails by 340 points — competed in the slalom.—APP