Sweden's Myhrer wins World Cup slalom

KRANJSKA GORA, Slovenia (AP) -- Andre Myhrer of Sweden won the season's second-to-last men's World Cup slalom Sunday, while Marcel Hirscher of Austria straddled a gate in the opening run and failed to score points for the overall championship.

Myhrer held on to his lead after the first run and finished in an aggregate time of 1 minute, 40.99 seconds to win his first title of the season and third overall.

Myhrer beat second-place Cristian Deville of Italy by 0.49. Alexis Pinturault of France was 0.58 back in third.

Defending overall champion Ivica Kostelic of Croatia finished 16th to extend his lead in the slalom standings over Hirscher to 50 points.

Beat Feuz of Switzerland, who skipped the race, remains in the overall lead.

SI Apps
We've Got Apps Too
Get expert analysis, unrivaled access, and the award-winning storytelling only SI can provide — from Peter King, Tom Verducci, Lee Jenkins, Grant Wahl, Andy Staples and more — delivered straight to you, along with up-to-the-minute news and live scores.