Norway's Aleksander Aamodt Kilde claimed his fifth World Cup victory in Italy ©Getty Images

Norway's Aleksander Aamodt Kilde claimed gold in the men's super-G race at the International Ski Federation (FIS) Alpine Ski World Cup event in Val Gardena in Italy, earning the fifth World Cup win of his career.

Kilde, who has won two super-G races previously, pipped Switzerland's Mauro Caviezel to go top of the podium - denying the Swiss veteran a second consecutive victory in the discipline.

Kjetil Jansrud, also of Norway, was third to reach the podium for the first time since January.

The three-time super-G World Cup champion and Sochi 2014 champion showed he is still among the best in the world at 35 years of age.

Kilde, with a time of 1min 26.29sec, was 0.12sec ahead of Caviezel and 0.21 faster than Jansrud.

Austria's Matthias Mayer finished fourth, only 0.34 off the lead. 

Andreas Sander of Germany equaled his best-ever World Cup result in fifth - and that too came in Val Gardena in a super-G race, back in 2016.

French pair Nils Allègre and Johan Clarey were sixth and seventh respectively, with American Ryan Cochran-Siegle eighth, Swiss Marco Odermatt ninth and compatriot Beat Feuz 10th.

Caviezel's silver medal means he remains top of this season's super-G standings.

The Swiss is the defending World Cup champion.

Overall World Cup leader Alexis Pinturault of France opted not to compete in Italy.

A downhill race is scheduled tomorrow to bring the Val Gardena leg of the FIS Alpine Ski World Cup to a close.