Michela Moioli topped the women's podium in Reiteralm ©Getty Images

Italy’s Michela Moioli topped the podium at the International Ski Federation Snowboard Cross World Cup in Reiteralm after a dominant performance at the Austrian venue.

Moioli led qualification on Tuesday (February 16) to earn top seeding for the knockout stage of the competition.

The reigning Olympic champion won both her quarter and semi-final heats, with compatriot Raffaella Brutto following in second place on both occasions.

The two Italians were split in the final, but Moioli continued her perfect run by crossing the line in first place.

Moioli - a double World Championship silver medallist earlier this month - was followed by the United States’ Lindsey Jacobellis, who finished as the runner-up.

France’s Chloe Trespeuch placed third, pushing Brutto off the podium places with the Italian ending in fourth.

"I have never been here before in Reiteralm and I didn’t know what to expect, but the course is super fast and fun and icy and it really deserves to be called a World Cup race," Moioli said.

"It has really everything: big turns, jumps, a good start section, so it’s really great.

"I want to say 'thanks' to Reiteralm and also I am super happy to get the victory after a good qualification and after the silver medal last week, it’s almost a revenge to take the win."

Top qualifier Lorenzo Sommariva was unable to match compatriot Moioli’s success in the men’s event, after bowing out in the quarter-final stage of the competition.

Canada’s Eliot Grondin and Austria’s Alessandro Haemmerle lived up to their status as top-four seeds, as the duo advanced to the big final.

Haemmerle emerged as the winner by holding off the challenge of world champion Lucas Eguibar, with the Spanish snowboarder placing second.

American Mick Dierdorff, the 2019 world champion, completed the podium places.

Grondin missed out on the podium in fourth.

Ski cross competition will take place tomorrow, with Austria’s Johannes Rohrweck and Switzerland's Fanny Smith the top seeds in the men’s and women’s events.