Hirscher wins WCup giant slalom ahead of Luitz
By JEROME PUGMIRE
AP Sports Writer
VAL D'ISERE, France -- Defending World Cup champion Marcel Hirscher of Austria protected his first-run lead to comfortably win a giant slalom race on Sunday, helped by Frenchman Alexis Pinturault's clumsy mistake three gates from the end.
Hirscher, who was third in Saturday's slalom, secured his first win of the season, his third consecutive podium spot and fifth so far.
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