Maze sets the pace in Lenzerheide 1st DH training

10 March 2014 11:06
Lenzerheide -

Lenzerheide, Switzerland – One year ago, both the downhill and super-G had to be unfortunately cancelled due to bad weather conditions. This year, the forecast for Audi FIS Ski World Cup final week couldn't be better and will allow the best racers of the season to battle it out for top honours in amazing conditions. In the first training session ahead of the final downhill on Wednesday, Slovenia's Tina Maze posted the fastest time in 1:34.05. Switzerland’s Fabienne Suter finished second, 0.10 seconds off the pace, while Austria's Anna Fenninger was third, 0.31 seconds adrift.

Downhill leader Maria Höfl-Riesch was 1.16 seconds slower. Going into the finals, the super combined Olympic champion has an 80 points lead over Anna Fenninger in the downhill standings and is 29 points ahead of the Austrian in the overall standings.

The battle for the overall title will for sure be intense until the end of the week. “It is for sure a challenging course, but I really like it,” said Fenninger. “It's quite turny and that fits my style.”

A second training is scheduled for tomorrow, for the ladies to adjust their lines. 

Here are the full results