Hirscher wins super-G race, holds off 2 Americans

Hirscher wins super-G race, holds off 2 Americans

Published Dec. 5, 2015 2:31 p.m. ET

BEAVER CREEK, Colo. (AP) Austrian technical specialist Marcel Hirscher won a surprise World Cup super-G race in snowy conditions Saturday, holding off Americans Ted Ligety and Andrew Weibrecht.

Hirscher, winner of four straight overall titles, earned his first victory in the speed discipline by finishing in 1 minute, 6.90 seconds on a shortened course. Ligety, who was running 29th, charged into second, 0.33 seconds back, and Weibrecht took third.

This was Weibrecht's first World Cup podium spot.

Because of falling snow and low visibility, the start was moved lower on the hill. The change appeared to benefit giant slalom standouts like Hirscher and Ligety.


Norway's Aksel Lund Svindal struggled and finished well back, ending his streak of three straight World Cup victories.

The results were not yet official, with lower-ranked skiers still racing.