Vonn leads Cortina downhill training; poised for record
CORTINA D’AMPEZZO, Italy (AP) Lindsey Vonn is back at full speed and poised to match or possibly break Annemarie Moser-Proell’s all-time World Cup wins record.
Vonn led Thursday’s only training session, held in overcast conditions, for this weekend’s speed races by 0.12 seconds ahead of American teammate Julia Mancuso. Overall World Cup leader Tina Maze of Slovenia was third, 0.18 back.
Downhill races are scheduled for the Olympia delle Tofane course Friday and Saturday, with a super-G on Sunday. However, heavy snow forecast for the weekend could affect the schedule.
Vonn needs one win to match Moser-Proell’s 62 wins. She has seven career wins in Cortina.
Daniela Merighetti and Marianne Abderhalden each crashed, although neither appeared seriously injured.