Piero Gros of Italy, last year's World Cup winner, won the Hahnankamm men's slalom on Sunday (19 January) at Kitzbuehel, Austria.
GV Thoeni starting
SV Thoeni down course and finishing
SV Chiesa down course and finishing
SV Stenmark down course and finishing (3 shots)
Sv Gros past poles and finishing to win (2 shots)
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Background: Piero Gros of Italy, last year's World Cup winner, won the Hahnankamm men's slalom on Sunday (19 January) at Kitzbuehel, Austria. His total time was 111.35 seconds.
Sweden's Ingemar Stenmark placed second, at 112.21 seconds, and Paolo de Chiesa of Italy was third at 112.40
Stenmark, who is only 18, was six hundredths of a second faster than Gros on the second run but trailed him over-all by 0.86 seconds.
Gros's victory in the slalom made no change among the World Cup's leading trio, who left all the other competitors even further behind them.
Austria's Franz Klammer retained his over-all lead with 159 points, Gros remained second with 145, and Italy's Gustav Thoeni third 135.
Klammer and Thoeni both picked up points from the combination based on the slalom and Saturday's (18 January) downhill.
Thoeni -- who finished a spectacular second on Saturday, only one hundredth of a second short of Klammer's record-breaking victory in the downhill -- won the combination, but described his 13th placing in the slalom as "the worst race in my life."
Klammer placed 29th in the slalom, giving him a useful third place in the combination, but he said he still found slalom races "sheer torture."