Norway's Aleksander Aamodt Kilde celebrates his super-G victory at the FIS Alpine Ski World Cup in Saalbach-Hinterglemm ©Getty Images

Norway's Aleksander Aamodt Kilde is the new leader of the overall men's International Ski Federation (FIS) Alpine Ski World Cup standings after winning the super-G event in Austrian resort Saalbach-Hinterglemm today.

The 27-year-old claimed his first win of the 2019-2020 season with a time of 58.30sec.

It came after the skiers had had to wait for around two hours for wind gusts to calm down before racing got underway at 1pm local time.

Kilde has overtaken fellow Norwegian Henrik Kristoffersen and France's Alexis Pinturault, who finished sixth today, into the overall lead.

He sits on 982 points, with Kristoffersen second on 903 and Pinturault third on 882.

"It's a really good feeling for me," Kilde, whose only previous super-G World Cup victory came in Hinterstoder in Austria in February 2016, said.

"I wanted to win today. 

"Pinturault and Henrik are very consistent in the technical events, so I have to step it up in the speed events."

Switzerland's Mauro Caviezel finished in the runners-up spot today, 0.15 seconds behind Kilde, and sealed another podium after a third-place finish in yesterday's downhill event.

After winning the downhill, Germany's Thomas Dressen grabbed his third career World Cup podium finish in super-G by taking third spot, 0.31 seconds back.

Kilde also now tops the super-G World Cup standings on 336 points.

Caviezel is second with 285 points, while Norway's Kjetil Jansrud, the ninth-place finisher today, is third with 265.

The FIS Alpine Ski World Cup tour for men is due to resume in Niigata Yuzawa Naeba in Japan on February 22 and 23.

Giant slalom and slalom events are scheduled to take place.