Marco Odermatt won super-G gold today in Aspen ©Getty Images

Olympic champion Marco Odermatt narrowly claimed gold in the International Ski and Snowboard Federation (FIS) Alpine Ski World Cup men's super-G in Aspen.

The Swiss clocked in with a stunning time of 1min 6.80sec to pip Germany's Andreas Sander to the title by just 0.05 in the American city.

Norway's Aleksander Aamodt Kilde was denied his 10th World Cup gold medal in the discipline after he finished 0.34 off the pace, but it was still enough for third place.

The race marked Sander's 180th World Cup start and his first podium finish.

It also meant that Odermatt strengthened his lead in both the overall and super-G rankings for this season.

His total has now climbed to 1,626 points in the combined standings to give him a 386-point lead.

Kilde also trails Odermatt in the super-G standings by 452 points to 640.

The World Cup is set to return on March 11 and 12 in the Slovenian resort of Kranjska Gora.

Grand slalom events are scheduled on both days of competition in the event which is the last before the World Cup season final in Soldeu in Moldova.

The two-time Olympic medallist Kilde was looking for back-to-back wins after securing the downhill Crystal Globe yesterday with a time of 1:31.60 to defend his title from 2022.