The podium for the men's super-G at the FIS Alpine Skiing World Cup in Cortina D'Ampezzo ©Getty Images

Marco Odermatt of Switzerland won the men’s super-G title at the International Ski and Snowboard Federation Alpine Skiing World Cup in Cortina D’Ampezzo.

Odermatt held off Switzerland’s Aleksander Aamodt Kilde in a thrilling battle between the two skiers that have shared the first four World Cup races of the season.

Odermatt, the Olympic champion in giant slalom at the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics, claimed victory at the Olympia delle Tofane track in 1min 25.57sec.

Reflecting on his win Odermatt said: "I just tried to ski clean and gain confidence gate-by-gate and it worked."

Aamodt Kilde ended up 0.35sec behind his rival completing the course in 1:25.92.

The podium was completed by Italian Mattia Casse on home snow in 1:26.06, 0.49sec behind the winner.

Casse delighted the home fans as he claimed a third World Cup podium of the season, as he took advantage of the quickening conditions.

A second super-G race is due to take place at the same venue tomorrow, with Odermatt and Kilde set to be the men to beat once again.