25 January 2016
Our Weekend In Cortina d’Ampezzo
A fantastic weekend in Cortina d’Ampezzo saw fantastic racing, records tumble and the world cup claim a new leader.
Following dominant form in Friday’s training run, on Saturday Lindsey Vonn surpassed Annemarie Moser-Proell’s record for most world cup downhill win. Vonn’s time of 1:37.01 minutes was just enough to see her on top of the podium with Larisa Yurkiw second (+0.28 seconds) and Lara Gut in third (+0.67 seconds).
Lindsey Vonn’s dominance didn’t end on Saturday, as Sunday saw her claim victory in the Super-G by a margin of 0.69 seconds over Tina Weirather and a full 1.15 seconds over third placed Viktoria Rebensburg.
The victories in Cortina has seen Lindsey Vonn move to the top of the world cup leader board from previous leader Lara Gut of Switzerland by a margin of 45 points, third in the standings is Frida Hansdotter of Sweden 239 points of the pace.
After the fantastic racing and the beauty of Cortina d’Ampezzo we’re looking forward to the next event in the resort of Crans Montana in Switzerland, where with home advantage could Lara Gut fight her way back to the top of the leader board?