Alpine Programs

Vonn .03 Shy of St. Moritz Sweep

by
USSA
2012-01-29 06:48
 

ST. MORITZ, Switzerland (Jan. 29) - Lindsey Vonn (Vail, CO) came within .03 of a three-race sweep in St. Moritz to finish second in Sunday's super combined behind defending Audi FIS Alpine World Cup overall champion Maria Hoefl-Riesch of Germany. Despite missing the top step, Vonn boosted her overall point total to 1,250 for a commanding 387 lead over Tina Maze of Slovenia. Vonn won the opening super combined and the backed it up with a dominating downhill victory on Saturday.

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Lindsey Vonn came within .03 of a St. Moritz hat trick to finish second in super combined
  • Vonn posted a 280 point weekend to boost her overall point total to 1,250 (387 point lead)
  • Additionally Vonn leads the World Cup downhill, super G and super combined standings
  • Her two wins this weekend bumped her career World Cup total to 49
  • German Maria Hoefl-Riesch won for her first victory this season
  • Laurenne Ross (Bend, OR) was 29th after finishing 23rd in the super G portion
  • Julia Mancuso (Squaw Valley, CA) and Leanne Smith (North Conway, NH) skied out in the slalom
  • Stacey Cook (Mammoth, CA) went out in the super G and Alice McKennis (Glenwood Springs, CO) did not start the slalom
  • The race was a reschedule from a canceled December super combined in Val d'Isere, France
  • The women's tour now moves to Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany for a downhill and super G

 

QUOTES
Lindsey Vonn

It would have been nice to have a hat trick. I’m really happy for Maria — but I’d rather she beat me by a second.

Maria has been sick and it always takes a while when you have setbacks. It wasn’t really a surprise for me that she has won.

My skiing was good, my concentration was good, but a series of small mistakes cost me much time. I caught my edges funny a couple of times.

I tried as hard as I could. I would have loved to celebrate my 50th World Cup win here in St Moritz. But victory is not as easy as it seems. I had to ski five hard-fought runs in three days and it's exhausting.

Hopefully, I will get that 50th win in Maria's home in Garmisch.

TV
Universal Sports will air the women's super combined at 1:30 p.m. ET

OFFICIAL RESULTS
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