Lindsey Vonn 18th in fog delayed Giant Slalom

Posted By: The Ski Channel on February 6, 2011 7:46 am

Women’s Giant Slalom
Arber-Zwiesel, Germany – Sunday, Feb. 6, 2011
Featured Athletes: Lindsey Vonn, Julia Mancuso, Sarah Schleper
Top Storylines

    * Lindsey Vonn finished 18th in a fog delayed giant slalom
    * The race took place one day and nearly three additional hours after               originally scheduled
    * Vonn trails Germany’s Maria Riesch by 156 points going into the World Championships
    * Julia Mancuso was 21st and Sarah Schleper 25th
    * The FIS Alpine World Ski Championships open Feb. 8 with women’s super G in Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany

ARBER-ZWIESEL, Germany (Feb. 6) – Three-time Audi FIS Alpine World Cup overall champion Lindsey Vonn (Vail, CO) finished 18th in a giant slalom delayed one day and nearly three additional hours by fog. Vonn now trails Germany’s Maria Riesch by 156 points in the overall standings heading into the FIS Alpine World Ski Championships, which open Tuesday, Feb. 8 in Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany. Sarah Schleper (Vail, CO) and Julia Mancuso (Squaw Valley, CA) finished 21st and 25th as defending Olympic giant slalom gold medalist Viktoria Rebensburg of Germany took the wire-to-wire victory.
Audi FIS Alpine World Cup
Arber-Zwiesel, Germany – February 6, 2011
Giant Slalom

1. Viktoria Rebensburg, Germany, 1:36.96
2. Federica Brignone, Italy, 1:37.49
3. Kathrin Zettel, Austria, 1:37.85
18. Lindsey Vonn, Vail, CO, 1:38.90
21. Julia Mancuso, Squaw Valley, CA, 1:39.15
25. Sarah Schleper, Vail, CO, 1:39.35
Did not qualify 1st run
Megan McJames (Park City, UT)

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Alex Hoedlmoser – Head Coach
“They were so desperate to get this GS completed we had to wait it out. But it always comes at an expense, especially for Lindsey and Julia who need to go straight into the super G and downhill training runs and then into the tech races. It’s going to be a lot of days in a row and is far from ideal preparations for the World Championships”
“Lindsey skied awesome in the steeps today, it was fantastic actually. Then she started to back off a bit on that last break over, but her GS is still very strong. She just needs to keep the intensity all the way to the finish.”
“Sarah definitely has it. She makes some sweet turns and then makes mistakes and it just kills her, especially on a tough course like we had today.”

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