Norway's Aleksander Aamodt Kilde won his second Alpine Ski World Cup race of the weekend ©Getty Images

Norway's Aleksander Aamodt Kilde completed a perfect weekend in Val Gardena by winning a second International Ski Federation (FIS) Alpine Ski World Cup race in two days.

Kilde triumphed in the downhill contest to win the sixth World Cup race of his career, holding off the United States' Ryan Cochran-Siegle by 0.22sec.

The Norwegian's winning time was 2min 01.45sec.

For Cochran-Siegle, it is a maiden World Cup podium.

Switzerland's Beat Feuz was third, 0.54 off the winner's pace.

Kilde's victory puts him to the top of the overall World Cup standings on 335 points, ahead of the absent Marco Odermatt of Switzerland on 290 and France's Alexis Pinturault on 276.

Victory moves Kilde to the top of the downhill standings too.

Another American, Bryce Bennett, narrowly missed his first podium, finishing 0.62 off the lead for fourth place.

Bennett matched his best performance to date, having twice before come fourth in downhill races in Italy - one of which was at Val Gardena,

Two-time Olympic downhill medallist and yesterday's third-place finisher in the super-G, Kjetil Jansrud of Norway, shared fourth with Bennett. 

Jared Goldberg of the US and Swiss veteran Carlo Janka were sixth and seventh, with Golberg's performance the best of his World Cup career, and yesterday's super-G runner-up Mauro Caviezel of Switzerland was 12th.

The next leg of the men's FIS Alpine Ski World Cup is currently scheduled to take place in Alta Badia tomorrow and Monday.

A giant slalom race awaits tomorrow.