Austria’s Marcel Hirscher has become only the second man in history to win 20 International Ski Federation (FIS) World Cup stages in two disciplines.
He topped the podium in today’s giant slalom in Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany, with a combined time of two minutes 39.95.
This victory was his 20th in the discipline, adding to the score of career successes in slalom.
Only Ingermar Stenmark of Sweden, who won two golds at the 1980 Winter Olympics in Lake Placid, has managed the same feat on his way to three overall World Cup crowns.
Hirscher’s main rivals for the Crystal Globe did not have the best of days in the competition and saw the Austrian stretch his lead in the standings.
Frenchman Alexis Pinturault, third in the table, did set the fastest time in the first run with 1:19.76, but a mistake in the second run of 1:22.24 put him in fourth place.
Henrik Kristoffersen of Norway could not match his main rivals as his combined time of 2:42.52 was only good enough for seventh.
In the end, second place went to Sweden’s Matts Olsson with a time of 2:41.45 while German skier Stefan Luitz completed the podium 1.95 behind Hirscher.
In the overall standings, Hirscher now has 1,260 points, 432 in front of Kristoffersen, while Pinturault remains in third place on 763.
Over in Cortina d’Ampezzo, Italy, the women’s FIS World Cup featured a super-G race today.
Slovenia’s Ilka Stuhec went off first and set a time of 1:19.81, which proved too quick to beat as she secured her maiden super-G victory.
Italian Sofia Goggia finished second 0.31 behind Stuhec and Austria’s Anna Veith came third with a time of 1:20.51.
Overall World Cup leader Mikaela Shiffrin of the United States finished fourth as her tally in the standings sits at 1,103, which is 80 better than Switzerland’s Lara Gut.
Despite losing to Stuhec, Goggia remains third in the leaderboard, but is just four points ahead of the Slovenian, who has 785 points.
Next up on the FIS World Cup schedule is the City Event being held in the Swedish capital of Stockholm on Tuesday (January 31).
This will be the last competition before the World Championships in St Moritz, Switzerland, which are due to run from February 6 to 19.