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15,000 Turn Up As Marcel Hirscher Wins Ski World Cup Race in Zagreb

vipMore than 15,000 Zagrebians turned out to see Austrian Marcel Hirscher win the Audi FIS Ski World Cup race on Sljeme mountain on Tuesday…

Hirscher won the event with a combined time of 1 minute, 55.96 seconds. German to beat Felix Neureuther was in second place 0.81 seconds behind Hirscher. The race, which was the 10th edition of the World Cup slalom in Zagreb was excellent promotion for the country and capital with the race beamed over the world. Zagreb is the only capital city to host a World Cup event.

Close to 15,000 fans at Zagreb's Sljeme mountain on Tuesday

Close to 15,000 fans at Zagreb’s Sljeme mountain on Tuesday

“The crowd was amazing. Cheering so loud and partying, it really gave me motivation to do well. It feels great,” said winner Hirscher, whilst Croatia’s number one skier, Ivica Kostelić, who did not have his best day and finished 18th, was equally full of praise for the fans that turned up.

“The public was excellent. Only because of the crowd I will come back and race again next year,” said Kostelić. (photo / VIP Snow Queen)

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