Lake Louise sees win number 68 for Vonn
Vonn attacked from the moment she left the start gate. Lower and more compact than other racers, this was what Vonn lives for: Going fast. The top half of the course saw her extending her lead as she pushed herself to the limit. This was racing at its best.
Midway down the course, Vonn had a slight hiccup and the gap to the rest of the field narrowed to nine hundredths yet rather than panic, Vonn carried on her way and by the end posted a very comfortable lead between her and the rest of the field. This was not an easy win, this was a hard worked win by Vonn.
“I certainly did not have a perfect run but thank goodness I had fast skis at the bottom. I’m not unbeatable,” explained Vonn after the race. “Today I was lucky that I did not end up in the net. But I gave everything so that I can stay in front a little bit.”
Not long after Vonn had made it into the finish, Ramona Siebenhofer started her run. Siebenhofer had never before been on the podium and yet her times showed that she was in touching distance of Vonn’s times. Siebenhofer felt that an error she made approaching the finish had cost her any chance of making the podium “I had thought I’m out – and then in the finish it said the number three on the board,” she said in disbelief.
Siebenhofer admitted after the run that she watches Vonn’s runs on the video after the races as “she is simply the best in the world.”
1. Lindsey Vonn (USA) HEAD
2. Cornelia Hutter
3. Romana Siebenhofer (AUT) HEAD
6. Lara Gut (SUI) HEAD
13. Liz Goergl (AUT) HEAD
13. Kajsa Kling (SWE) HEAD
20. Corinne Suter (SUI) HEAD
22. Edit Miklos (HUN) HEAD
23. Elena Curtoni (ITA) HEAD
29. Denise Feierabend (SUI) HEAD