Loic Meillard of Switzerland took the giant slalom title today ©Getty Images

Despite the low visibility under foggy conditions, Loic Meillard of Switzerland took the giant slalom title at the International Ski and Snowboard Federation (FIS) Alpine Skiing World Cup in Schladming, Austria.

Meillard, a two-time World Championships bronze medallist, clocked a combined time of 2min 18.77sec to take the gold medal ahead of compatriot Gino Caviezel.

A strong first run, where 1:09.05, helped Meillard to the title today – his second World Cup career win and first in giant slalom.  

"It was pretty good," said Meillard, after winning the 14th World Cup podium o his career.

"It was difficult to get in a rhythm with yesterday and the late finish.

"I felt good, I like the snow and I like that slope.

"So, it was cool."

Caviezel finished 0.59 later for the silver medal and the third World Cup podium of his career.

Austrian Marco Schwarz recovered sensationally to win the bronze medal.

A world champion in 2021, Schwarz was the 14th fastest in the first run but nounced back in his second to finish on the podium.

Two Norwegians - Aleksander Steen Olsen and Henrik Kristoffersen - finished fourth and fifth respectively.