CORTINA d’AMPEZZO, Italy – The ladies World Cup tour had the grand finale today of a marathon of speed events that saw two down hills and two super G races staged in a four-day span. In today’s super-G, it was Switzerland’s Lara Gut topping the field with a 0.12 advantage over Tina Weirather (LIE). Rounding out the podium was Maria Hoefl-Reisch (GER) 0.61 seconds off the pace.
Tina Maze best tamed the 2660 meter long Olympia delle Tofane to see her name at the top of the time sheets for the first time this season.
Big favourite after impressive performances in training, Maria Höfl-Riesch put a flawless run together to win her 27th career win, clocking a time of 1:17.84.
Starting with bib number 9, Austria's Elisabeth Goergl raced to her second season victory, clocking the fastest time in the first of the two super-G races scheduled this week.
Julia Mancuso clocked the best time of today's training in 1:38.87. Not far behind came Italy's Johanna Schnarf, just 0.06 seconds off the pace, while winner of last week's training Maria Höfl-Riesch took 3rd, 0.29 seconds adrift.
Here are some interesting facts relevant to the upcoming ladies races in Cortina d'Ampezzo, Italy and men's races in Kitzbuehel, Austria.