World Cup notes from the women’s downhill in Sestriere

Posted By: The Ski Channel on January 29, 2011 1:08 pm

Women’s Downhill
Sestriere, Italy – Jan. 29, 2011

Top Storylines:
  • After nearly four hours of fog and snow delays the women’s downhill was postponed until Sunday at 6 a.m. ET
  • Organizers will make a morning decision on the possibility of running Sunday’s originally scheduled super combined on Monday
  • Fog also canceled the final downhill training run on Friday
  • Downhill starters are Lindsey Vonn, Julia Mancuso, Chelsea Marshall, Laurenne Ross, Stacey Cook and Leanne Smith
  • Vonn, the current World Cup downhill leader and super combined leader, is the last woman to win the Kandahar downhill in Sestriere
SESTRIERE, Italy (Jan. 29) – Thick fog pushed the Audi FIS Alpine World Cup downhill start time by nearly four hours before eventually forcing organizers to postpone the race until 6 a.m. ET on Sunday. A decision will be made prior to the downhill on the possibility of hosting Sunday’s originally scheduled super combined on Monday. The 2006 Olympic village last hosted the women’s World Cup in 2008 when Lindsey Vonn (Vail, CO) captured the downhill victory en route to her first of three World Cup downhill titles.


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