Vonn Holds Her Ground

Posted By: The Ski Channel on March 2, 2012 2:51 pm

Lindsay Vonn took a disappointing 10th place today at an Audi FIS Alpine World Cup giant slalom, leaving room closest competitor, Slovenia’s Tina Maze, to pass her in the giant slalom rankings.  Maze finished second in this morning’s event.

It was a warm day in bluebird southern Bavaria with temperatures in the high 40’s.  Racers dealt with incredibly soft snow conditions for both runs. Unfortunately, conditions aren’t expected to improve, as the weekend brings more warm weather and second giant slalom.

Despite the low finish, Vonn maintains her massive lead in the overall competition.  She remains 474 points ahead of Tina Maze after today’s competition.  There are only eight races left in the season, but at one hundred points for a win, it remains anyone’s game.

Teammate and Torino Olympic gold medalist Julia Mancuso or Squaw Valley took 9th, and German local, Viktoria Renemsburg, won with a time of 2 minutes and 33.30 seconds, reclaiming her overall spot at the head of the giant slalom pack.  It was a great day for her grabbing her second win of the season and fifth in her career.  Vonn dropped to fourth in the overall giant slalom standings.