Sejersted fastest in Lake Louise 1st DH training
Lake Louise, Canada – Norway's Lotte Sejersted set the pace in the first World Cup downhill training run of the season. She skied down the 3097 meter long course in a time of 1:52.59. Tina Maze wasn't far behind, 0.12 seconds off the pace while young Austrian Mirjam Puchner finished third, 0.65 seconds out.
All eyes were on Lindsey Vonn who is making her comeback on the Audi FIS Ski World Cup at the Alberta resort, her most successful venue. “First healthy World Cup again”, she commented smiling.
For her first official training run, she was 1.82 seconds seconds slower than Sejersted and finished 18th.
“I feel really good”, said Vonn. “I am just having fun and enjoying being back on the World Cup. Now I just want to see how the training runs go and make a goal for the first race and then improve on that for the second and third race. I feel solid, I fell confident. I trust my body at this point, even if things are a little bit different to what it used to be, obviously after two injuries and now that I am wearing a brace.”
The racers will now analyse the TV pictures and will get the chance to improve their lines down the course in the second training run scheduled for tomorrow Wednesday.
Here are the full results of the day.