Lindsey Vonn - photographed here during the 2012 series in Lake Louise - will start the three-race speed series to open her World Cup season (Getty Images/Agence Zoom - Alexis Boichard)
LAKE LOUISE, Alberta (Dec. 5) - Four-time Audi FIS Alpine World Cup overall champion Lindsey Vonn (Vail, CO) will start the three-race Audi FIS World Cup speed series beginning Friday in Lake Louise. After a successful opening training run Wednesday where she dialed in her race line, Vonn is opting to not start the final training run today in favor of resting. The Olympic gold medalist has won a record 14 times in Lake Louise, more victories at one venue than any racer in World Cup history. Racetime is 12:30 p.m. MST Friday and will be carried live on Universal Sports Network.
Olympic gold medalist Lindsey Vonn (Vail, CO) will return to the Audi FIS Alpine World Cup start for the first time since Feb. 2013 with the three-race speed series starting Friday in Lake Louise.
After successfully completing the opening downhill training run Wednesday, Vonn will not start the second training run in favor of resting.
Vonn has won a record 14 times in Lake Louise, more victories at one venue than any racer in World Cup history. The run includes sweeps in both 2011 and 2012.
QUOTES Lindsey Vonn You know if your body is ready or not and I know that mine is ready. Normally this is the first downhill of the year, so for me this feels like a normal beginning of the season. It feels pretty awesome.
My goal yesterday was to ski solid and to ski my race line and I did that. I knew that if I could accomplish all those things in one run, then I don’t need a second run. It’s the smart choice for me to not ski today in order to prepare for tomorrow.
Lake Louise has always been really good to me and that’s why I really wanted to come back here.