Skiing: Kiwi Alice Robinson storms home to claim World Cup giant slalom gold

Kiwi Alice Robinson has won the season-ending women's World Cup giant slalom in Lenzerheide with a storming second run to deny Olympic champion Mikaela Shiffrin a 70th career victory.

Shiffrin led after the first leg in the Swiss resort, with Robinson fourth. With 0.77s to make up, the 19-year-old produced the day’s fastest run to beat the American by 0.28s.

Robinson's third World Cup victory - all in giant slalom - was her first of the season. 

"I'm really excited to be able to finish it like this," Robinson tells Newshub.

"It's just a great way to wrap it all up."

The 19-year-old took a fearless approach to her second run, laying it all on the line in her final event of the season.

"I knew it was my last opportunity for the season and I really just wanted to give it everything I had, so I just went for it," she recalls.

"I didn't want to get to the finish and feel like I could have done more." 

Slovenia's Meta Hrovat was third at an event without spectators, due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Italy's Marta Bassino had already won the World Cup giant slalom title and Shiffrin ended the season second in the standings, 126 points behind. 

She was also second in the slalom rankings, behind Austrian Katharina Liensberger.