Ryan Cochran-Siegle ended a long US men's Alpine ski team drought on Tuesday by taking his first World Cup win in a super-G in the Italian resort of Bormio.

The 28-year-old, son of 1972 Olympic slalom gold medallist Barbara Cochran, beat Austrian Vincent Kriechmayer by 0.79 seconds down the Stelvio piste with Norwegian Adam Smiseth Sejersted third.

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Norwegian Aleksander Aaamodt Kilde, second in the men's overall World Cup standings, was fourth with French leader Alexis Pinturault 12th.

Cochran-Siegle's victory, in his 101st World Cup race, came 10 days after his first World Cup podium -- also on Italian snow -- with a second place in a Val Gardena downhill.

‘This is an exceptional performance!’ - Cochran-Siegle seals maiden World Cup win in Bormio

"I think I got some confidence from Gardena, but also I'm just trying to focus on my skiing," he had said after dominating downhill training at the weekend.

Cochran-Siegle is the first American male skier to win in Bormio since Bode Miller in a 2007 downhill and the first to win a super-G since Miller in 2006.

The US men's team last won a World Cup race of any sort in December 2019 when Tommy Ford triumphed in a Beaver Creek giant slalom.

Tuesday's super-G was postponed from Monday due to bad weather. A downhill follows on Wednesday.

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