World Cup slalom champion Marco Schwarz led the opening run of the season-ending race on Sunday
LENZERHEIDE, Switzerland — World Cup slalom champion Marco Schwarz led the opening run of the season-ending race on Sunday.
Schwarz already secured the crystal globe trophy for topping the season-long slalom standings earlier than taking a 0.18-second lead over Clément Noël.
Adrian Pertl, the shock silver medalist on the world championships final month, was third-fastest with 0.62 to make up on his Austria teammate Schwarz within the second run.
In the future after securing his first total World Cup title, Alexis Pinturault was ninth, trailing by 1.09.
World champion Sebastian Foss-Solevaag was amongst six of the 26 starters who failed to complete their run, together with Ben Ritchie. The 20-year-old American was invited to compete on the finals assembly because the junior world champion.
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