After the first training run in the Downhill, Maria Riesch is almost a second faster than Lindsey Vonn in Val d’ Isere. They two friends and competitors sit in first and second, respectively. I hear that the two plan to spend the holidays together in Maria’s home town near Garmish Partenkirchen. Pretty cool that two people competing for a World Cup championship can be so close. American Julia Mancuso came in 11th today over 2 seconds back.
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