Lindsey Vonn hoping for repeat in Levi

Posted By: The Ski Channel on November 12, 2009 12:48 pm

With the World Cup slalom races in Levi, Finland quickly approaching this weekend, Lindsey Vonn is hoping they turn out like they did last year. Last year marked her first career slalom win, giving her a reputation as a slalom contender as well as downhill queen. Last year, Levi was Lindsey’s first stop on a great journey that ended in a second consecutive overall World Cup Champion title. A year ago, Lindsey was quoted as saying, “It’s crazy, I love Levi. I’m a downhill skier, not a slalom skier, but maybe things are changing a little bit.” Things did change a bit. We’ll see if she can keep up this trend for Saturday’s races.

Women’s technical Head Coach Trevor Wagner: “The race hill is going to be incredibly hard and slick for sure, but we’re ready for that. Lindsey had some good training at Vail before heading over here and the rest of the girls had an awesome training block at Haus im Ennstall in Austria. The coaches did our water magic on the hill and the girls were ripping it. There’s a lot of terrain on this hill for sure. You get up to speed in a hurry, but then it’s all about carrying that momentum all the way through the finish – you have to have stamina for this race.”

This weekend should be an exciting one. Best of luck to all the racers!