CRANS MONTANA, Switzerland -- Tina Weirather won a women's World Cup super-G on Saturday to go top of the discipline standings with one race remaining.
The Olympic bronze medalist from Liechtenstein overtook Lara Gut, who finished seventh, to lead her Swiss rival by 46 points going into the World Cup finals in Are, Sweden.
Weirather timed 1 minute, 2.17 seconds to lead Anna Veith of Austria by 0.36. Wendy Holdener of Switzerland trailed by 0.38 in third for her career best super-G result.
Weirather won the globe for the best super-G racer last season, edging Ilka Stuhec of Slovenia by five points. Set for another close showdown with Gut, Weirather called winning the trophy again "very important."
"It's the biggest prize you can win in our sport," Weirather said. "This means more than an Olympic medal, which is just one race and where luck always plays a part. But a globe is never a matter of luck."
The surprise gold medalist from the Pyeongchang Olympics, Ester Ledecka of Czech Republic, didn't compete as she started in a snowboard parallel giant slalom in Turkey.
Also, overall World Cup leader Mikaela Shiffrin and her American teammate Lindsey Vonn both sat out the race. Shiffrin was preparing for next week's technical races in Ofterschwang, Germany, while Vonn will only race again at the finals.
A combined event, adding the results of another super-G and a slalom run, is scheduled for Sunday.