Henrik Kristoffersen of Norway locked up the World Cup slalom title with a race to spare after finishing runner-up to Marcel Hirscher in the next-to-last event on Sunday.

Pinturault closed the gap on leader Hirscher in the GS standings to 91 points, with two races remaining.

He was fourth quickest after run one but made up the time on his rivals to finish in 1:47.05.

Although he has been beaten in the last three races in the discipline, Kristoffersen has done enough to retain a commanding lead after claiming victories in six of the first seven meetings.

"I feel great", Hirscher told the Associated Press. "It's not often you can ski not for points, but just for the race".

The Austrian, who is seeking a fifth straight overall title, sealed his second consecutive giant slalom globe with a comfortable victory in Slovenia. "I won races in the beginning of the season but never in the same style as Alexis".

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Marcel Hirscher clinched the FIS Alpine Skiing World Cup giant slalom title with victory in Kranjska Gora on Saturday. It was Schoerghofer's first World Cup podium since December 2011.

The only previous man to win five overall World Cup titles was Luxembourg's Marc Girardelli, although his came over a nine-season period between 1985 and 1993.

Germany's Fritz Dopfer speeds down the course during the first run of an alpine ski World Cup men's slalom, in Kranjska Gora, Slovenia, Sunday, March 6, 2016.

Gut is looking to overhaul American Lindsey Vonn, who has 1235 points on top of the leaderboard but won't compete again this season due to a fractured leg.

The women's season continues in Jasná tomorrow with the rearranged giant slalom after strong winds postponed the race yesterday.