Austria's Vincent Kriechmayr claimed a home downhill victory in Kitzbühel at the men's Alpine Ski World Cup ©Getty Images

There were home victories in both International Ski and Snowboard Federation Alpine Ski World Cups, with Vincent Kriechmayr triumphing in the men's in Kitzbühel and Sofia Goggia quickest in the women's in Cortina d'Ampezzo.

World champion Kriechmayr of Austria produced a fine performance to win the downhill event in tough conditions of fog and fresh snow on the Streif course.

He crossed the finish line in 1min 56.16sec to earn a third win of the season.

Italy's Florian Schieder was a surprise second, finishing in 1:56.39, with Switzerland's Niels Hintermann a further 0.08 back in third.

World Cup leader Marco Odermatt of Switzerland was seen limping in the finishing area after an early mistake almost sent him into the safety net.

He ranked 54th in 1:59.36.

The season's star performer in the downhill discipline Aleksander Aamodt Kilde looked set to challenge Kriechmayr, but then made a mistake, somehow avoiding crashing out altogether by making a turn on one ski.

He ranked 16th at 0.97 off the pace.

Kilde's compatriot Henrik Røa suffered a nasty accident as he crossed the finish line in 1:58.76, having to be removed via a helicopter with a broken leg.

Odermatt continues to lead the men's standings on 1,186, followed by Kilde with 861.

Kilde has 520 downhill points to lead the discipline standings, but Kriechmayr closed the gap with his total of 419.

Downhill specialist Goggia of Italy, a silver medallist at Beijing 2022, took victory in 1:33.47 - her fourth from five events in the discipline this season.

Slovenia's Ilka Štuhec was 0.13 off the pace in second, with Germany's Kira Weidle third in 1:33.87.

The United States' Mikaela Shiffrin was made to wait for her record 83rd World Cup victory, but finished fourth in 1:33.97.

Sofia Goggia of Italy claimed a fourth downhill victory from five races this season in Cortina d'Ampezzo ©Getty Images
Sofia Goggia of Italy claimed a fourth downhill victory from five races this season in Cortina d'Ampezzo ©Getty Images

Shiffrin had led Goggia at the halfway stage, but her right boot appeared to come undone during her run.

The Olympic champion Corinne Suter of Switzerland suffered a big crash and did not finish, although she was able to ski down the mountain unassisted.

Shiffrin continues to hold a big overall lead on the women's circuit with 1,245 points.

Second-placed Petra Vlhová of Slovakia with 796 did not race today.

Goggia's victory extended her downhill lead over Štuhec, the Italian on 480 to her closest challenger's 272.

Another downhill race is scheduled in Kitzbühel for the men and Cortina d'Ampezzo for the women tomorrow.