Slovenia’s Tina Maze kept her composure to clinch her third race of the season at a World Cup super-combined in Saint Moritz on Friday.
The 29 year old, who finished runner-up to America’s Lindsey Vonn last season, completed both the Super-G and slalom in an aggregate time of 2 minutes, 1,76 seconds to secure the win and extend her lead in the overall standings.
Austria’s Nicole Hosp produced a solid run but it wasn’t to be for the 2007 overall champion as she eventually had to settle for second place.
In the first of only two super-combined events this season, Hosp overcame a nervous start in the Super-G to earn a hard fought podium finish, 0.88 seconds behind Maze.
Former world champion Kathrin Zettel finished just behind her compatriot while Lindsey Vonn, a four-time winner of the overall title, had a disappointing day as she was disqualified following an early mistake.
The 28 year old will be looking to bounce back from her poor performance when all skiers lock horns in another Super-G on Saturday.