Austria's Marcel Hirscher won the men's giant slalom at the FIS Alpine Skiing World Cup in Adelboden ©Getty Images

A strong second run saw Marcel Hirscher claim another International Ski Federation (FIS) Alpine Skiing World Cup victory in Adelboden.

The Austrian had previously won four slalom and three giant slalom events at the Swiss venue.

Hirscher had settle for second place after the first run of today’s giant slalom event, with the seven-time overall World Cup champion clocking 1min 12.51sec.

The reigning giant slalom and combined Olympic champion trailed Norway’s Henrik Kristoffersen, who posted the fastest time by ending in 1:12.39.

Their places switched after the second run of the competition, though, as Hirscher posted an impressive time during his final effort down the course.

Hirscher clocked 1:14.03 to finish the event with a combined time of 2:26.54.

His rival Kristoffersen was unable to match his effort, ending 0.71 seconds adrift of Hirscher with a combined time of 2:27.25.

The podium was completed by France’s Thomas Fanara, who achieved a time of 2:27.58.

He ended clear of his compatriot Alexis Pinturault, with his 2:28.10 proving only enough for fourth place.

Norway's Henrik Kristoffersen led after the first run but ended second overall ©Getty Images
Norway's Henrik Kristoffersen led after the first run but ended second overall ©Getty Images

The victory further strengthened Hirscher’s grip on first place in the giant slalom and overall World Cup standings.

He has a tally of 540 points in the giant slalom leaderboard, with Kristoffersen trailing in second on 302.

Hirscher has a total of 876 points in the overall World Cup, while his Norwegian rival again lies in second place on 511.

St Anton in Austria had been scheduled to host a women’s FIS Alpine Skiing World Cup event this weekend but was cancelled due to heavy snowfall.

The downhill race has been re-scheduled to be held in Cortina d'Ampezzo, which along with Milan is bidding to host the 2026 Winter Olympic and Paralympic Games, on January 18.

The FIS has said that information about the possible replacement of the super-G race will be communicated as soon as it is available.

The next men’s World Cup event is due to take place at Wengen in Switzerland on Tuesday (January 15), while a women’s competition is set to be begin at Kronplatz in Italy on the same day.