Aleksander Aamodt Kilde claimed the first FIS Alpine Skiing World Cup victory of his career in Saturday's downhill event in Garmisch Partenkirchen.

The Norwegian was third in Thursday's training run in Bavaria and rose to the occasion two days later to claim a maiden World Cup victory.

Kilde had only managed one podium finish before this weekend, but the 23-year-old clocked a time of one minute 55.28 seconds to deny Bostjan Kline a surprise victory.

Kline's best World Cup finish this season was 22nd before he donned bib number three and came up with a brilliant run to finish just 0.22 seconds slower than Kilde.

Switzerland's Beat Feuz made a mistake on the upper section of the course but secured third place, with Christof Innerhofer and Adrien Theaux fourth and fifth respectively.

Last year's Garmisch Partenkirchen downhill winner Hannes Reichelt would have had high hopes of at least a top-three finish after he was quickest in training on Thursday, but the Austrian failed to finish.

Peter Fill, second behind the injured Aksel Lund Svindal in the downhill standings, was down in 10th place after finishing 0.79 seconds off the pace.

There was also disappointment for Kjetil Jansrud, who was second in training on Thursday but could only finish joint 16th to pick up 15 points.