Vonn continues the winning the sequence
“I feel really good on my skis right now,” explained Vonn. “Really balanced, and I have a lot of self-confidence, especially after Lake Louise. I said last week, you know, if I finish Lake Louise strong that always means good things for the rest of the season. So, I didn’t have very much GS training, and I just skied with confidence today and was aggressive and that’s what it took, so I don’t know. I can’t say much more because I just am so happy and feel like I could just keep going.”
Starting from Bob 16, Vonn grabbed the lead from Frida Hansdotter by a third of a second after putting in a blistering time from the last split to the bottom. Vonn is a fighter all the way to the finish line.
On the second run Vonn again used her strength and power at the bottom of the course to post the fastest split at the bottom to edge out Eva Maria Brem and into the lead.
Vonn is an experienced racer and explained her tactics: “I tried to be smart on the bottom where it was turny and some of the girls had some trouble,” she said. “I think I may have given away too much time there, but still I was attacking the whole time trying to arc and I was fast.”
Taina Barioz stormed the second run to jump up from 17th after the first run to take tenth place. Barioz likes the Are slope having finished 8th back in March 2015.
Last season’s HEAD Rookie, Sara Hector was forced to stop after hurting her knee in the top section of the course. She was taken down on a rescue sled and then to hospital for medical examinations.
Nathalie Eklund produced one of the most stunning performances of the day with taking 29th in the first run to qualify for the second run from a start of 51 and then placed 22nd after the second run.
Lara Gut remains in third place in the Giant Slalom standings and Lindsey Vonn jumps into fifth while extending her lead in the Overall standings after Mikaela Shiffrin crashed in the warm up and did not race.
Career win 71 for Lindsey Vonn – #HEADWhatsYourLimit
1. Lindsey Vonn (USA) HEAD
2. Eva-Maria Brem
3. Federica Brignone
10. Taina Barioz (FRA) HEAD
13. Lara Gut (SUI) HEAD
18. Wendy Holdener (SUI) HEAD
22. Nathalie Eklund (SWE) HEAD
23. Anne-Sophie Barthet (FRA) HEAD
25. Coral Frasse-Sombet (FRA) HEAD
26. Stephanie Brunner (AUT) HEAD