Alpine Programs

Clean Sweep for Vonn in Lake Louise

by
USSA
2011-12-04 13:56
 

LAKE LOUISE, AB (Dec. 4) - Lindsey Vonn (Vail, CO) completed a historic clean sweep in Lake Louise, topping the Audi FIS Alpine World Cup super G podium with Julia Mancuso (Squaw Valley, CA) third. It was Vonn's 45th career World Cup win and 11th in Lake Louise. Following a season opening giant slalom victory in Soelden, Austria, a pair of downhill victories and Sunday's super G win in Lake Louise, Vonn now has four victories in the five races she's started this season. It was the second podium finish for Mancuso, who was also third in the Nature Valley Aspen Winternational giant slalom last weekend. The women's alpine tour now moves to Beaver Creek, CO - site of the 2015 FIS Alpine World Championships - for a Dec. 7 super G. It will be the first women's World Cup race to be held in Beaver Creek.

TV TUNE IN
Sunday, Dec. 4, 8:00 p.m. ET - Universal Sports TV

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Lindsey Vonn swept the Audi FIS Alpine World Cup weekend in Lake Louise with three victories
  • Julia Mancuso was third for her second podium this season
  • The Sunday super G win was Vonn's 45th career World Cup win
  • It was Vonn's 11th win in Lake Louise dating back to 2004
  • Only other women's sweep at Lake Louise was German Katja Seizinger in 1997
  • It is the second three day sweep of Vonn's career after winning a pair of downhills and a super G in Haus im Ennstal, Austria in Jan. 2010
  • The women's World Cup tour will now join the men's in Beaver Creek, CO for a super G on Dec. 7.

QUOTES
Lindsey Vonn

To have three wins this weekend is more than I ever could have expected. I'm just so thankful to have the support of my teammates and everyone on the World Cup.

Ski racing is what I love to do. Skiing today and this whole weekend I had a huge smile on my face.

We do our best every day and sometimes it works and sometimes it doesn't. Thankfully this weekend everything worked out really well.

I'm so excited to go to Beaver Creek. It's going to be such an awesome race to finally be able to race at home, five minutes from where I live and to have the support of my friends and family there.

Hopefully I can take this momentum with me to Beaver Creek and finally get a win in my hometown.

Julia Mancuso
It was a lot of fun racing super G herein Lake Louise - it's completely different than downhill.

I had a lot of room to improve in my downhill  results, so there was nothing to lose. I just wasn't feeling very comfortable here. It's sometimes hard to get into the rhythm getting back into the downhill races and trying new equipment and dealing with bad luck conditions I just made some bad decisions and learned the hard way.

It's nice to have a good result and I can't wait to rip up the Beaver Creek hill.

The hill looks really challenging so I think it wll be a lot of fun. Watching the men's race it was very turny, steep and always moving - and that's the kind of hill I like.

The challenging mountain will be exciting. And with no one skiing there before it's worth taking a lot of risks and hopefully being rewarded.

RESULTS
Official Results
http://www.fis-ski.com/uk/604/610.html?sector=AL&competitorid=37327&raceid=66691