Agence France-PresseMarch 9, 2014 08:36
Olympic champion Mario Matt of Austria was fastest over the first leg of Sunday's slalom World Cup race in Kranjska Gora.
Matt timed 52.89sec for a slender advantage over Germany's Felix Neureuther and Norway's Henrik Kristoffersen, who were 0.05 and 0.3sec slower respectively.
Another Austrian, Marcel Hirscher, in the running for the overall World Cup title, was sixth fastest, 0.56sec behind Matt.
The second leg is scheduled for 1130 GMT.