Vonn dominant in Cortina super-G

24 January 2016 14:37
Lindsey Vonn - Cortina d'Ampezzo 2016
Lindsey Vonn - Cortina d'Ampezzo 2016 -
Agence Zoom

Cortina d'Ampezzo, Italy – American Lindsey Vonn was again unstoppable on Sunday and captured her 27th career victory in a super-G race, under sunny skies.

The 31-year-old clocked 1:26.55 down the Olympia delle Tofane course, finishing a large 0.69 seconds ahead of Liechtenstein's Tina Weirather, with Germany's Viktoria Rebensburg in third, 1.15 seconds out.

“This weekend has been incredible,” Vonn said. “I feel like all of the speed weekends have been amazing, and I’m just skiing really well. Skiing confident and I’m skiing dynamic and I think it was interesting to see the course set today. I think it was set a little more technical and people thought that maybe I wouldn’t be able to win with that set. But I’m a good turner. I won Are (GS), so I think I’ve proven I can turn well. It was just really fun. The snow here is absolutely perfect and you know, you have to enjoy it and enjoy the moment as well.”

With the victory, Vonn set another record as she matched Renate Goetschl’s mark of 10 wins in Cortina.

“This place is incredibly special for me and I’ve broken quite a few records here now”, Vonn continued. “I enjoy the time here. I’m always confident when I’m in the starting gate and I think that shows in my skiing, so I wish we had more races here. I wish we could race every weekend here, but I’m looking already forward to next season.”

Fourth in Saturday's downhill, Tina Weirather demonstrated she was back on track in speed events and poised to claim her first top-3 finish of the season.

“I wasn’t sure if it was fast because it felt so good and usually you have to feel out of control to be fast, but yeah, I am really excited for my first podium this year in speed,” Weirather explained.

“I’m really happy with my skiing. I haven’t shown it in every race yet, so I’m working on that but I think everything is there and I just have to do it,” Weirather concluded.

Cornelia Huetter of Austria, who is still chasing her first victory after six podium finishes in her career, was fourth today, 1.19 seconds behind.

With 900 points in the overall standings, Vonn moved ahead of Switzerland's Lara Gut (855), who took fifth, 1.31 seconds off the pace.

With three victories in the three super-G races so far this season, Vonn leads the discipline standings by 130 points over Huetter.

The World Cup Tour will shift to Maribor (SLO) for a giant slalom and a slalom at the weekend.

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