Julia Mancuso, Maria Riesch and Lindsey Vonn share the Cortina downhill podium.
Maria Reisch and Lindsey Vonn split the victory spoils in Cortina d’Ampezzo;
Julia Mancuso returns to the podium. BY ERIC WILLIAMS PHOTOS BY GEPA
Dynamite in the Dolomites
This season’s women’s World Cup speed tour is
turning into a high-speed tug-of-war on snow.
American Lindsey Vonn and German Maria
Riesch have won a combined nine of 10 World
Cup speed races this season (Vonn six, Riesch
three; Lara Gut is the only other woman to have
topped the podium). Of the nine wins taken by one
of them, the other was also on the podium at six.
And, while Vonn’s tech woes may have led her to
trail Riesch in the overall standings, she has yet to
miss a downhill or super G podium all season and
owns the red leader’s bib in both.
There couldn’t have been a better backdrop
for the latest tussle between friends than the
breathtaking Dolomite Mountains.
Julia Mancuso finished
fourth in both super G
races in pretty Cortina.