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Alpine skiing: Hirscher triumphs in Alta Badia giant

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Austrian Marcel Hirscher held on to his first leg lead to triumph in the men's World Cup giant slalom at Altia Badia on Sunday.

Hirscher, claiming his 21st World Cup win and second in the giant this season after Val d'Isere last week, clocked a winning time of 2min 37.45sec.

Frenchman Alexis Pinturault was second at 0.35sec and American Ted Ligety third at 0.58.

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