Lindsey Vonn may take Cortina by storm

Posted By: The Ski Channel on January 21, 2010 1:29 pm


No, we’re not being biased here. The fact is that a) Cortina has a special place in Lindsey’s heart considering it’s the site of her first ever World Cup podium win in 2004, and b) she totally dominated in training today. She’s also simply won a lot in Cortina. In 2005, she had podium wins in both the downhill and Super G, in 2006 she again saw the Super G podium, and in 2008 she won the downhill. Last year she was second in the downhill.

In second place during training today was Anja Paerson from Sweden and in third was Italy’s Nadia Fanchini. Julia Mancuso, who was leading the training runs yesterday, landed 9th today. After her, the next best U.S. girl was Stacey Cook, coming in at 13th place.

Here’s what Lindsey had to say about today: “I definitely tightened the screws today a lot more than yesterday but I think I stil have one or two more gears left. It was a solid run. I made some mistakes on the top but I like the way I skied in the middle. I’m really happy with the run today.

I wasn’t really expecting to be fast today. I was trying to ski more cleanly, more aggressively. I didn’t say to myself, ‘I want to be ahead by this much.’ I just said I want to have a good run. I’m thankful that it went well. I hope I can keep it going for the race on Saturday.

I’m confident in what I’m doing,” Vonn continued. “Some people yesterday were like, ‘Oh, she’s not in top form,’ but I normally don’t push myself too hard in the training runs. I have to leave a little bit for the races, and I definitely have more to give so hopefully this weekend is another good one for me.”

We look forward to tomorrow’s Super G in Cortina followed by a downhill Saturday and giant slalom Sunday.