After her back-to-back wins, Val d’Isere, France, is
looking like Lindsey Vonn’s kind of town BY ERIC WILLIAMS
Vive La Vonn!
“I love Val d’Isere, I’ve always had a good feeling here,” said a broadly smiling Lindsey Vonn after pulling in a pair of World Cup wins this month. How could she not love Val d’Isere? During her latest visit (Dec. 18- 19), Vonn added her fourth and fifth World Cup wins to secure the overall points lead for the first time this season. The tiny French ski town was also the site of her 2009 World Championship double gold medal haul. After two downhill training days on the O.K. slope, it was déjà vu all over again as the super G that was canceled a week earlier in St. Moritz be- cause of wind and snow was KO’ed again. Three feet of snow fell the night before the rescheduled super G, and after officials announced a three-hour initial hold to clean up the course, they pulled the plug all together.
Lindsey Vonn tucks to
her first downhill win of
the season in Val d’Isere.
Lindsey Vonn took the overall World
Cup lead with two wins in Val d’Isere.