LEVI, Finland (AP) — Henrik Kristoffersen of Norway has won the World Cup men’s slalom opener, beating Austria’s Marcel Hirscher by 0.12 seconds in foggy conditions on Sunday.
Kristoffersen had a combined time of 1 minute, 50.39 seconds, while world champion Hirscher led after the first run on the Finnish Arctic slope in Levi.
Germany’s Felix Neureuther was 1.31 seconds behind Kristoffersen for third. Sebastian-Foss Solevaag of Norway came fourth.
Olympic champion Mario Matt of Austria failed to finish after his boot hit the snow, causing him to slide off the course in the first run. Giant slalom world champion Ted Ligety of the United States finished 18th.