Andre Myhrer makes winning start to the World Cup slalom season
Last Updated: 12/11/12 9:14am
Andre Myhrer: Made a winning start to the World Cup slalom season
Andre Myhrer of Sweden made a winning start to the World Cup slalom season at Levi in Finland.
Myhrer edged home by six hundredths of a second, with Marcel Hirscher's scorching second run not quite enough to grab the victory.
Hirscher clocked 55.48 seconds, the second fastest second run after Reinfried Herbst's 55.15sec, for a total time of one minute 49.61 seconds.
However, Myhrer's 55.69sec was enough for a two-run total of 1:49.55 and a 100-point haul.
Jens Byggmark, another Swede, was third, with Herbst sixth behind Italians Manfred Moelgg and Patrick Thaler.
Having won the season-opening giant slalom in Soelden, Ted Ligety finished tied for 13th to drop to third in the overall standings behind Hirscher and Moelgg.