Alpine skiing-Versatile Kostelic wins Kitzbuehel combined

Reuters

Sun, 23 Jan 13:59:00 2011

World Cup overall leader Ivica Kostelic added to his prolific haul of points when he won Kitzbuehel's combined event after finishing second in the slalom behind France's Jean-Baptiste Grange on Sunday.

The Croat has won three slaloms, two combineds and one Super-G over the last three weeks, collecting 600 points along the way.

Kostelic, 11th in Saturday's downhill, finished 0.28 seconds behind Grange who bagged his second slalom victory of the season in a combined time of one minute 40.93.

The Frenchman, winner of the discipline's World Cup two seasons ago, is unstoppable at his best and took the honours with a blistering second run.

Olympic champion Giuliano Razzoli was third, 0.69 adrift.

It was Grange's eighth World Cup victory, his seventh in a slalom and his second this winter after winning the opening race of the season in Levi in November.

 

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