Daniela Ulbing is leading the women's World Cup standings ©Getty Images

The next leg of the International Ski Federation (FIS) Alpine Snowboard World Cup is set to take place in Piancavallo in Italy over the next two days.

Sangho Lee of South Korea is leading the overall table with 434 points as the World Cup is heading to Italy.

German Stefan Baumeister on 406 and Russia’s Dmitrii Loginov on 326 complete the top three among men.

However, Loginov’s name was missing from the start list after the FIS banned Russian athletes from taking part in their events until the end of the season following Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.

Daniela Ulbing of Austria is leading the table among women with 382 points.

Behind her is Ramona Theresia Hofmeister of Germany on 337, while Sofiya Nadyrshina of Russia is third on 320 with Nadyrshina also not included for tomorrow just like Loginov.

Among the men, all eyes will be on Benjamin Karl of Austria after he won the parallel giant slalom gold at Beijing.

However, Karl only has 222 points and is sixth in the overall standings with Beijing silver medallist Tim Mastnak of Slovenia fourth.

Among the women, Czech Republic’s Olympic champion Ester Ledecká was absent from the start list, shifting the focus on leader Ulbing, who settled for silver in Beijing.

Beijing 2022 bronze medallist Glorija Kotnik of Slovenia is also not going to participate in Piancavallo making Hofmeister the next-best athlete according to World Cup form.

The parallel slalom team event is scheduled to take place on Sunday (March 13).