Alberto Tomba of Italy won his second World Cup ski race in three days Sunday at Sestriere, Italy, with a victory in the giant slalom, and in the process prevented Ingemar Stenmark of Sweden from a record 86th win.
Tomba, 20, who now has a 29-point lead in the World Ski Cup Series standings, won the special slalom Friday.
Tomba, who said he spent a sleepless night caused by stomach pain, was third-fastest in the first run and second-fastest in the second. The competition was run down the Kandahar track, which has a vertical drop of roughly 420 yards and has 49 gates. He was clocked in a winning aggregate of 2 minutes 19.51 seconds. He skied through a snowfall to set heat times of 1:12.21 and 1:07.30.
Stenmark, who has won 85 World Cup races in a 14-year career, was second, just 9 hundredths behind Tomba. Joel Gaspoz of Switzerland finished third, 26 hundredths behind the leader.
Pirmin Zurbriggen of Switzerland, defending World Cup champion, committed a pair of major mistakes while trying to make up time on his second run. He finished 23rd, one place ahead of Marc Girardelli of Luxembourg.