ARE, Sweden — Pirmin Zurbriggen of Switzerland mastered a steep course which wiped out 70% of the field Sunday to score his first World Cup slalom victory of the season, and the second of his career.
Second after the first heat, Zurbriggen powered down the afternoon leg to win in an aggregate time of 1 minute 32.53 seconds.
"The victory was not surprising because I've been working on slalom. This is a confirmation of the win in Sestriere," said Zurbriggen, referring to his first slalom victory in Italy last season.
"I felt really good this morning, I just skied free and full. I did not hold anything back."
Rok Petrovic of Yugoslavia, winner of three previous slaloms this season, led after the first leg. But in the second he was slower than Zurbriggen and finally straddled the next to last gate and was disqualified.