Vonn 'disappointed' as rain scraps super G race at World Cup Finals

By Real Vail
Real AspenMarch 17, 2011
LENZERHEIDE, Switzerland – After the cancellation of today's World Cup Finals super G race, Vail's Lindsey Vonn will have to win her fourth straight World Cup overall title the hard way the next two days – by beating Germany's Maria Riesch head to head in slalom and giant slalom.

Vonn carries a scant 27-point edge over Riesch into the two tech events starting Friday. Because the super G was cancelled due to overnight rain and wet snow, Vonn wasn't able to pad that lead in the super G – an event where's she's excelled this season. Races are not rescheduled at World Cup Finals.

“In the fight for the overall, every point counts, and super G is one of my strongest events, so it's definitely disappointing to lose this race,” Vonn said. “I'm going to try and do my best in the slalom and giant slalom races in the next two days.”

Vonn said she would use the time to rest up for the tech races.

“This is a really tough week with four events back-to-back, so I'm most likely going to take a the day off, do some therapy, a workout and just try to relax and get as much rest as I can for the next two races.”

Vonn had already locked up the season-long discipline title in super G on March 6 in Tarvisio, Italy, on a weekend where she also secured the downhill and super combined globes. Julia Mancuso, of Squaw Valley, Calif., who won the final downhill on Wednesday, finishes the season third in the super G standings behind Vonn and Riesch.

Rain and wet snow also forced the cancellation of the men's World Cup Finals super G, handing the title to Switzerland's Didier Cuche, who one day earlier captured the season-long downhill globe for the fourth time.

Final World Cup Super G Standings
1. Lindsey Vonn, Vail, CO, 560
2. Maria Riesch, Germany, 389
3. Julia Mancuso, Squaw Valley, CA, 3315

Current World Cup Overall Standings
1. Lindsey Vonn, Vail, CO, 1,705
2. Maria Riesch, Germany, 1,678
3. Tina Maze, Slovenia, 1,039


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