Marcel Hirscher set to miss start of Alpine skiing season
Marcel Hirscher, the world’s best Alpine skier, likely will not race until December, missing the start of the World Cup schedule in the Olympic season.
Hirscher, the winner of a record six straight World Cup overall titles, is set to miss the season-opening giant slalom in Soelden, Austria, on Oct. 29. He’s likely out of the following race, a Nov. 12 slalom in Levi, Finland, if the reported timetable holds up.
The next set of technical races -- Hirscher’s favored events -- are Dec. 9-10.
Hirscher still would have easily won the World Cup overall title the last two years if excluding his points from Soelden and Levi.
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