Lindsey Vonn reached ocne more the podium in a speed event at Crans-Montana where she finished 2nd in the Super-G race a day after her 10th season victory in downhill. It's her seventh top-3 finish this winter in Super-G.
This strong performance helped her to increase her lead in the Overall standings on Maria Riesch who finished 8th. Vonn has now an advance of nearly 250 points prior the up-coming Finals at Garmisch-Partenkirchen.
Lindsey Vonn was more than happy with her performance here at Crans-Montana. “I was lucky to win that downhill race yesterday but today I was on the wrong side of the hundredths,” she told the press afterwards.
“That’s part of our sport. It was very windy on the final part of the course today, and I am happy to have reached once more the podium. My main goal here was to reinforce my position in the various World Cup standings this weekend and I did pretty well on this.”
“I have increased my lead on Maria Riesch in the Overall standings so I hope to secure the big globe after the speed events at Garmisch-Partenkirchen. It would be nice to do well again there and eventually win my 33rd World Cup event which would put me in first place on the list of all-time US World Cup winners.”
“My love for the sport is definitely my main force, I just like skiing as fast as possible and give my best when the clocks start to tick. But it’s also fun fighting for new records and win as often as possible. I’ll try in future to get closer to the victory or points records set by other great skiers from the past. It could be fun and even help me to get motivated when I’m training so hard in the summer.”
“Anyway it has been an amazing season for me, I collected so many good results in the last three months. I’m happy that Dominique, who is such a nice person, did so well today. She has been struggling and she has been rewarded today for her determination.”
Next week the Alpine World Cup season will end on a high note at Garmisch-Partenkirchen where a total of nine competitions will take place from Wednesday to Sunday.