Felix Neureuther celebrated his first victory of the new season after winning a World Cup slalom in Madonna di Campiglio, Italy on Monday.
The 30-year-old German was fastest over the first run and held his nerve after all his rivals had gone down to win his tenth career world Cup victory.
The reigning two-time World Cup runner up in the discipline completed the night slalom with a combined two run time of one minute and 40.57 seconds.
Neureuther now leads the discipline standings 24 points clear of defending overall and slalom champion Marcel Hirscher, who was seventh.
On the day Neureuther was 0.82 seconds faster down the steep Canalone Miramonti course than compatriot Fritz Dopfer.
Dopfer was second after the first run and despite a minor error towards the end of the course he managed to hold on to that position.
He is third in the World Cup slalom standings 84 points off the pace
Rounding off the podium in third place was Sweden’s Jens Byggmark.
It was his first podium finish of the season.
The men’s circuit stays in Italy and resumes with a downhill in Santa Caterina on Sunday.