Sweden's Sara Hector clinched a second victory of the season at the Alpine Ski World Cup in Kranjska Gora ©Getty Images

Sweden's Sara Hector clinched a second women's giant slalom victory of the season after recording the fastest time on both runs at the Alpine Ski World Cup on the Podkoren in Kranjska Gora.

Hector clocked 1min 7.23sec on the first run and 1:08.56 on the second to finish with a time of 2:15.79.

France's Tessa Worley placed second.

She was second quickest on the first run in 1:07.31, and although her 1:09.44 was only the ninth best on the second run, she held on to the silver medal position with a finishing time of 2:16.75.

World champion Marta Bassino of Italy came third with runs of 1:07.46 and 1:09.65, finishing on 2:17.11.

Canada's Valérie Grenier missed out on the top three by 0.07sec.

Mikaela Shiffrin of the United States, the overall World Cup leader, placed seventh in 2:17.84.

Shiffrin has 866 points on the women's Alpine Ski World Cup standings.

Second-placed Petra Vlhová of Slovakia finished 15th in 2:18.34, but third-placed Sofia Goggia of Italy failed to qualify for the second run after a disappointing 1:09.69 on the first.

Vlhová has 731 points for the season and Goggia 657, with Hector in fourth, cutting the gap to the podium to 115 on 542.

Hector's win also helped her to top the giant slalom standings on 362 points, with Shiffrin second on 316 and Worley third on 307.

Another World Cup race is scheduled to be held at the Slovenian venue tomorrow.

The resort stepped in as a venue when the scheduled events in Maribor were cancelled due to a lack of snow.