Austria's Benjamin Karl, overall leader in the FIS Snowboard World Cup parallel giant slalom standings, will seek to extend his lead at Lake Bannoye in Russia tomorrow ©Getty Images

Austria’s Benjamin Karl and Germany’s Ramona Theresia Hofmeister will seek to extend their overall leads in the parallel giant slalom (PGS) rankings at Lake Bannoye in Russia tomorrow as the discipline's penultimate International Ski Federation (FIS) Snowboard World Cup races of the 2020-2021 season get underway.

Three previous PGS races have produced three different male winners, but Karl, who was victorious in the second contest of the season in Carezza in Italy on December 17 last year, has shown the greatest consistency so far.

He leads the standings with 200 points ahead of Italy’s Roland Fischnaller, winner of the opening race of the season in Cortina d’Ampezzo, who has 164.

Austria's Andreas Prommegger is third on 161 ahead of Russia’s Igor Sluev, a World Cup winner in Scuol in Switzerland on January 9, who has 134.

Hofmeister leads the women’s PGS standings with 240 points ahead of fellow German Selina Jörg, who has 180, and Russia’s Sofia Nadyrshina, who is on 174.

The final PGS racing of the season for men and women will be at the World Cup in Rogla in Slovenia on March 6, following the FIS Freestyle Ski and Snowboarding World Championships which will take place in Rogla from March 1 to 2.

On Sunday the men and women will contest the penultimate parallel slalom (PSL) race of the World Cup season.

Canada’s Aaron March, winner of the first race in Austrian town Bad Gastein on January 12, leads the men’s standings on 145 points.

One place behind him on 129 is home athlete Dmitriy Karlagachev, who won the last World Cup PSL race in Moscow on January 30.

Nadyrshina leads the women’s PSL standings on 180, ahead of Daniela Ulbing of Austria on 129 and Switzerland’s Julie Zogg on 95.

The fourth and final PSL World Cup racing of the season will take place at Berchtesgaden in Germany on March 20.