Vonn strikes again: Win number 44
They say lightening does not strike twice in the same place. Well they are wrong as Lindsey Vonn put the case for Lake Louise to be renamed Lake Lindsey with another emphatic victory in the second Downhill scheduled for the Canadian stop on the World Cup Tour. This was Vonn’s tenth win in the resort since she made her World Cup debut in 2004. Marie Marchand Arvier took second with HEAD’s Lizzi Goergl taking her third podium of the year in third.
Despite the flat light, Vonn was faster in the second race but this was mainly due to the calmer winds on the course. Asked what made Lake Louise so special for her Vonn admitted that she has “always had a great feeling in Lake Louise, the snow, the way the mountain feels.” said Vonn before adding “I just tried to do what I did yesterday, I tried to ski aggressively and execute the line. It was tough conditions again today, the light was flat, it was hard to see some of the bumps. I’m really happy to come away with the win.”
“I was happy with my run today, I made a few small mistakes, it was tough. There was a bit of tail wind at the bottom, which was pushing me around a little bit. There was also some flat light which made it a lot more difficult today than yesterday,” Vonn said. Such is her ability that it was hard to see her struggle with the wind as she came down the course.
After crashing in training and having her confidence dented, Lizzi Goergl’s third place was a real morale booster for the HEAD World Cup Rebel: “I’m really happy, this was a big fight for me today. I don’t feel good, I still have a headache but my physio and my doctor helped me a lot, so i’m happy for them and for me. I also had a tough race yesterday, concerning my confidence, it was good for me just to go and do the run. Today was so much better, when you crash you have to get up on your feet and do it right the next day. Lindsey is in her own league now, and that’s just the way it is,” a happy Goergl said.
With Marie Hoefl-Riesch taking 6th place, this was another successful day at the office for the HEAD World Cup rebels on the Women’s World Cup.
1. Lindsey Vonn (USA) HEAD
2. Marie Marchand-Arvier (FRA)
3. Lizzi Goergl (AUT) HEAD
6. Maria Hoefl-Riesch (GER) HEAD
12. Anna Fenninger (AUT) HEAD
26. Chelsea Marshall (USA) HEAD