Lindsey Vonn (Vail, CO) will carry a 27 point Audi FIS Alpine World Cup overall lead over German Maria Riesch into the final two races of the season after Thursday’s super G was canceled due to overnight rain and wet snow. At World Cup Finals, canceled races are not rescheduled. Vonn had secured the season-long discipline title on March 6 in Tarvisio, Italy as part of a weekend where she also locked the downhill and super combined crowns. “In the fight for the overall, every point counts and super G is one of my strongest events, so it’s definitely disappointing to lose this race. I’m going to try and do my best in the slalom and giant slalom races in the next two days.”
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“This is a really tough week with four events back-to-back, so I’m most likely going to take a the day off, do some therapy, a workout and just try to relax and get as much rest as I can for the next two races.”
“We have such a strong speed team that I’m sure everyone is extremely disappointed. Laurenne [Ross] has had an amazing season, especially with her finish in Tarviso by getting fourth place and qualifying for the finals. But she and Leanne [Smith] have a bright future ahead and I’m sure will be in more finals in the future. As a team we finished the season strong no matter what – especially yesterday. We’ll just continue to do our best as we move into next season.”
Final World Cup Super G Standings
Current World Cup Overall Standings
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