Italy’s Roland Fischnaller topped the men's parallel giant slalom podium at the FIS Alpine Snowboard World Cup in Bannoye ©fissnowboard/Twitter

Italy’s Roland Fischnaller and Germany's Ramona Hofmeister won the respective men’s and women’s parallel giant slalom events as action concluded today at the International Ski Federation (FIS) Alpine Snowboard World Cup in Bannoye in Russia.

Fischnaller, 39, defeated compatriot Mirko Felicetti in the men’s big final after his opponent failed to finish following a fall.

Quadruple world champion Benjamin Karl of Austria won the small final ahead of Bulgaria’s Radoslav Yankov, who also fell.

Hofmeister dominated the women's competition and overcame Switzerland’s Ladina Jenny by 0.59 seconds in the big final.

She had earlier beaten Jenny’s fellow countrywoman Julie Zogg, the winner of yesterday’s parallel slalom, in the quarter-finals before defeating home favourite Natalia Soboleva in the last four.

Soboleva lost to Austria’s Claudia Riegler in the small final, by 0.11 seconds.

Parallel action on the FIS Alpine Snowboard World Cup tour is due to continue next weekend.

Italian town Cortina d'Ampezzo, set to host the 2026 Winter Olympic and Paralympic Games with Milan, is scheduled to play host to a parallel giant slalom event on Saturday (December 14).