Kristoffersen wins; Hirscher nearly hit by falling drone
MADONNA DI CAMPIGLIO, Italy (AP) Henrik Kristoffersen of Norway won by a massive 1.25 seconds in a World Cup night slalom marred by a drone crash involving four-time defending overall champion Marcel Hirscher on Tuesday.
A drone carrying a TV camera for the broadcast crew crashed to the snow during Hirscher's second run just behind the Austrian. While Hirscher may have been hit by some small pieces, he didn't appear to notice.
The Olympic bronze medalist, Kristoffersen earned his sixth World Cup victory. He also became the first man to win the opening two slaloms of the season since Austria's Reinfried Herbst six years ago.
Marco Schwarz of Austria finished third, 1.59 seconds behind.
Hirscher reclaimed the overall World Cup lead from Aksel Lund Svindal.