Ester Ledecká won just her second Alpine Ski World Cup race ©Getty Images

Olympic super-G champion Ester Ledecká recorded a first International Ski Federation (FIS) Alpine Ski World Cup victory in the discipline, beating Corinne Suter by just 0.03sec in in Val-d'Isère.

Czech star Ledecká - who also won a snowboarding gold medal at Pyeongchang 2018 and splits time between the two - was sixth down the super-G course in the French resort and completed it in 1min 24.64sec.

Suter, winner of last season's super-G crystal globe, was the next skier up and ahead at the penultimate interval by 0.08sec, but could not maintain that advantage through the finish line.

Just as in yesterday's downhill race, the Swiss skier had to settle for second place.

Defending overall champion Federica Brignone - who did not compete yesterday after a fall on Friday (December 18) - was 0.35 behind Ledecká in third.

Bignone's Italian team mate Marta Bassino was fourth and Lara Gut-Behrami of Switzerland fifth.

Petra Vlhová, the Slovakian leader of this season's women's FIS Alpine Ski World Cup, placed sixth.

Corinne Suter recorded three top-two finishes in Val-d'Isère ©Getty Images
Corinne Suter recorded three top-two finishes in Val-d'Isère ©Getty Images

The victory is just Ledecká's second World Cup win on skis.

With three top-two finishes this weekend, Suter is the big winner, up to seventh place and 271 points in the overall standings, second in the super-G standings and joint top of the downhill standings.

As this was the first super-G race of the season, following two cancellations in St Moritz, Ledecká leads the super-G standings.

Vlhová possesses a 138-point advantage in the overall table.

Semmering in Austria is the next stop on the women's World Cup schedule, with slalom and giant slalom races scheduled on December 28 and 29.