Britain's Charlotte Bankes earned her second Snowboard Cross World Cup win of the season in Cortina d'Ampezzo ©Getty Images

France's Merlin Surget earned a first International Ski and Snowboard Federation (FIS) Snowboard Cross World Cup victory of his career in Cortina d'Ampezzo, with Britain's Charlotte Bankes making it back-to-back wins on the women's circuit.

Bankes triumphed in Cervinia on December 17, and was victorious in another Italian resort, dominating the final to cross the finish line first.

The United States' Faye Gulini had the quickest reaction time and ultimately finished second on the San Zan Course, with France's Olympic silver medallist Chloe Trespeuch third and Manon Petit Lenoir fourth.

In the men's final, Glenn de Blois of The Netherlands started well but crashed out after jumping too far and losing balance.

Surget was just behind him and surged into a lead that earned him a first World Cup win.

The US' Jack Vedder was second, with another French athlete in Léo Le Blé Jaques third.

Trespeuch leads the women's Snowboard Cross World Cup standings on 300 points, followed by Bankes with 278 and Australia's Josie Baff, who ranked third in her quarter-final, with 235.

Germany's Martin Nörl is the men's leader on 254 despite being knocked out in the round of 16, followed by beaten quarter-finalist Loan Bozzolo of France on 195 and Italy's Omar Visintin on 170 after his semi-final exit from the competition.

The fourth Snowboard Cross World Cup of the season was the final event in the discipline prior to the FIS Freestyle Ski, Snowboard and Freeski World Championships in Bakuriani from February 18 to March 5.