Vonn takes win number 65
The smile as she stood on the podium said it all for Lindsey Vonn. This was win number 65 and she further extended her lead as the most successful female ski racer of all time in terms of wins. With the victory also came the recapturing of the lead in the race for the Super G globe from fellow HEAD World Cup Rebel Anna Fenninger, who placed third behind Tina Maze.
After the race, Vonn explained “I am very happy today, yesterday was a little disappointing so I came out with a better attitude. I just wanted to ski my best and attack and I did that. I skied well and I am really happy with my performance.” This was the fifth time that Vonn has won in Garmisch.
With the course having been set by the Slovenian’s, Vonn felt that the course setting might not have helped Anna Fenninger as it was very much geared to the Downhillers, as it was very fast. “The course really suited me and I liked it,” Vonn explained.
Anna Fenninger was not too downhearted despite losing twenty points in the race for the Overall: “It was a good race for me today. On the top I had a really good line and was fast. I tried to keep this going to the finish and I had a good run. The other girls were just a little faster than me. I am happy with my day.”
Liz Goergl felt that she could have made top fourth but had suffered from going early: “I had number 8 and had seen number 1 almost going out at this roll so I was not 100% perfect on the line. Seventh is OK but I can do way better,” she explained. Goergl won the World Super G Championship on this slope back in 2011 and while the frustration was there, the smile and determination to keep going was there again. Goergl knows that “it is there, I had some splits that were third. I just keep working and have a lot of fun with it, it is a good challenge.”
Christian Greber, boss of the Women’s HEAD World Cup Rebels, explained that it was “a fantastic race for Lindsey,” and then explained that Fenninger had also done a “really fantastic race as well.” It is exciting to the very end added Greber in the race for the Globes!
1. Lindsey Vonn (USA) HEAD
2. Tina Maze
3. Anna Fenninger (AUT) HEAD
7. Liz Goergl (AUT) HEAD
21. Elena Curtoni (ITA) HEAD
28. Ramona Siebenhofer (AUT) HEAD
29. Edit Miklos (HUN) HEAD