Lindsey Vonn was 10th and Julia Mancuso ninth in the first of two World Cup giant slalom races in Ofterschwang as Vonn's overall lead slipped slightly to 474 points (Getty Images/AFP - Thomas Kienzle)
OFTERSCHWANG, Germany (March 2) - Torino Olympic gold medalist Julia Mancuso (Squaw Valley, CA) was ninth and Lindsey Vonn (Vail, CO) 10th Friday at an Audi FIS Alpine World Cup giant slalom held on incredibly soft snow conditions in bluebird southern Bavaria. Temperatures soared into the high 40's as local Viktoria Rebensburg clocked the wire-to-wire victory and reclaimed the World Cup giant slalom points lead. Vonn's overall lead slipped slightly from 528 to 474 as Slovenia's Tina Maze, her closest competitor for the highest World Cup honor, finished second.
Julia Mancuso (Squaw Valley, CA) was ninth and Lindsey Vonn (Vail, CO) 10th in a World Cup giant slalom.
German Viktoria Rebensburg won to reclaim the tour lead for giant slalom.
Vonn's overall lead slipped from 528 to 474 points over Slovenia's Tina Maze with eight races remaining in the season.
Vonn is fourth in the World Cup giant slalom standings with a second giant slalom scheduled for Saturday.
Temperatures soared into the high 40's creating incredibly soft snow conditions for both runs.
Warm weather is expected to hold throughout the weekend in southern Germany.