Vincent Kriechmayr pipped fellow countryman Matthias Mayer to top spot as Austria dominated the podium at the final FIS Alpine Ski World Cup Super G event before the World Championships.
The 29-year-old - who won global silver in 2019 - soared to victory in Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany, with a time of 1:12.68, 0.17 seconds ahead of Mayer, who has now clocked six consecutive World Cup podiums.
Switzerland's Marco Odermatt finished 0.49s behind the winning time to take third place.
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"Today the slope was much better than I thought," said Kriechmayr. "It wasn't easy today and I had to make the turns really well. I'm really proud of my skiing and of the result as well."
Kriechmayr's eighth victory on the World Cup tour - and his second Super G win of the season - sees him extend his lead at the top of the overall Super G standings, 101 points ahead of Mayer.
The 2021 FIS Alpine World Ski Championships get underway in Cortina d'Ampezzo, Italy, on February 8, with the men's Super G event scheduled for February 9.
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