Vonn makes it 43 World Cup wins in Lake Louise
Lindsey Vonn is a mission and when she is in this frame of mind then there is no stopping her. Lake Lindsey, as Lake Louise has been known with Vonn having won there now nine times from 27 starts, is a special place in her heart. Vonn took the win by an incredible 1.95 seconds, the largest in her career to date. Tina Weirather took second coming from number 40 and Dominique Gisin was third.
While the American team celebrated the first double win since 2004, when both Vonn (then racing as Kildow) and Miller won, this was the second time this season that HEAD had won the corresponding male and female races.
For Vonn, “"Everything just came together and I'm hoping to keep it going this weekend. I'm happy to be back racing downhill,” continuing “There was a pretty big head wind coming onto the Fall Away turn, but I knew that Heinz (Hemmerle) my technician had done some magic with my skis to help me on the flats and it all came together."
Vonn’s win was all the more remarkable due to the wind that buffeted the racers: "I couldn't believe it. My goal was just to ski aggressively through the wind and tough light conditions. I could feel the wind heavily when I was skiing, so to win by almost two seconds is just amazing."
With the support of her sister at the race, Vonn can now also rely on the support of Maria Hoefl-Riesch. Vonn explained how she feels when she is on her skis: “"Skiing is the best thing for me. When I'm on my skis, on the mountain and going fast I feel really comfortable."
With this performance the pressure is now on the rest of the field to try and see just where Vonn won the race: third placed Dominique Gisin commented “congratulations to Lindsey, she is just impressive. I even think she did the Fallaway in a tuck, I just wonder how did she do it? But we will analyze it and try to be faster.”
With another Downhill and Super G scheduled for the weekend, one thing is certain and that is that Lindsey Vonn is back in Lake Louise and looking in great form!
1. Lindsey Vonn (USA) HEAD
2. Tina Weirather (LIE)
3. Dominique Gisin (SUI)
9. Maria Hoefl-Riesch (GER) HEAD
17. Anja Paerson (SWE) HEAD
20= Lizzi Goergl (AUT) HEAD
20= Anna Fenninger (AUT) HEAD
23. Marianne Kaufmann-Abderhalden (SUI) HEAD