Marcel Hirscher continued his red-hot streak with a stunning victory at the Moscow parallel slalom Tuesday.
The Austrian consolidated his lead at the top of the overall World Cup standings after overcoming Sweden's Andre Myhrer in the men's two-leg final.
Hirscher, who also won at Kitzbuhel on Sunday, is now 214 points ahead of Norwegian rival Aksel Lund Svindal in the overall standings, and has all but assured himself victory in the race for the slalom's crystal globe.
"All in all I was ahead by less than half a second," Hirscher told reporters.
"It's very tough to win each race against so many great racers, but I was lucky today.
"The weather is cold and today there were almost perfect conditions for this competition.
"It was a good race for me but if some more spectators were to come to watch the race next year it would be really great for us."
The win was Hirscher's sixth of the season and 18th of his career, a feat which is certain to give him a huge lift going into the World Championships at Schladming, Austria, on February 4.
Meanwhile, Germany's Lena Duerr won the women's slalom after edging past Slovakia's Veronika Velez-Zuzulova.
"I tried to keep myself focused during my every single race tonight and it paid off as I managed to win the event," Duerr told reporters.
"I'm really happy with my performance here."
Slovenia's Tina Maze, who leads the World Cups standings, suffered a surprise defeat in the quarterfinal by Switzerland's Wendy Holdener.