Marcel Hirscher wins race, locks up World Cup giant slalom title

KRANJSKA GORA, Slovenia -- Marcel Hirscher locked up the men's World Cup giant slalom title with a race to spare on Saturday.

The Olympic GS champion from Austria dominated the penultimate event of the season, giving him an insurmountable 125-point lead in the GS standings over Norwegian rival Henrik Kristoffersen. A win is worth 100 points.

Hirscher posted the fastest times in both runs and finished in 2 minutes, 20.76 seconds, beating runner-up Kristoffersen by 1.66 seconds. Alexis Pinturault of France was more than 2-plus seconds off the pace in third.

It's Hirscher's fourth straight GS title and fifth in total, matching American Ted Ligety's tally. Only Swedish great Ingemar Stenmark won the trophy more times -- eight.

Hirscher is also on the brink of an unprecedented seventh overall championship.