Felix Neureuther secured his first world cup victory of the season on Monday when the 25-year-old German won a slalom race in the Italian resort of Bormio.
Trailing Austrian Marcel Hirscher by just one hundredth of a second after the opening run, Neureuther produced a dazzling second leg under the flood-lit Stelvio course to claim his sixth career win.
Hirscher had to settle for second.
The two-time defending overall and reigning slalom champion missed out on his fourth win of the campaign by 0.36 seconds.
It was his sixth podium finish of the season and he currently lies in second place in both the discipline and overall standings behind compatriot Mario Matt and Norway’s Aksel Lund Svindal respectively.
Manfred Moelgg thrilled the home crowd when he moved up from sixth place after the first run to take the third and final step of the podium. He was 0.65 seconds back.
The men’s circuit moves on to Adelboden, Switzerland next weekend for a giant slalom and slalom.