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Vonn 8th, Schild Takes 30th Slalom Win

12/20/2011

FLACHAU, Austria (Dec. 20) - Austrian Marlies Schild took the wire-to-wire win for the 30th Audi FIS Alpine World Cup slalom win of her career Tuesday as World Cup overall leader Lindsey Vonn (Vail, CO) finished eighth. Vonn will carry a 554-324 point lead in the overall standings over Schild into the Christmas break. Women's World Cup action...

Ligety 10th in Alta Badia SL

12/19/2011

ALTA BADIA, Italy (Dec. 19) - Audi FIS Alpine World Cup giant slalom leader Ted Ligety (Park City, UT) was 10th in slalom Monday as Austrian rival and good friend Marcel Hirscher won to move into the World Cup slalom and overall lead. It was Ligety's second slalom top 10 of the season and lands him third in the overall standings going into a...

Ligety .01 off Alta Badia Podium

12/18/2011

ALTA BADIA, Italy (Dec. 18) - Reigning Audi FIS Alpine World Cup and World giant slalom champion Ted Ligety (Park City, UT) fell .01 short of the Alta Badia podium Sunday after finishing fourth behind Italian winner Massimiliano Blardone. Ligety, who was leading after the first run by .49, retained the discipline lead 330-265 over Austrian...

Schild Continues Slalom Dominance

12/18/2011

COURCHEVEL, France (Dec. 18) - Austrian Marlies Schild continued her slalom dominance Sunday by winning an Audi FIS Alpine World Cup in snowy Courchevel by a staggering 1.87 seconds over Finn Tanja Poutianen. Olympic downhill champion Lindsey Vonn (Vail, CO) went out in the first run, yet retained a 236 point lead in the early World Cup overall...

Wind Calls Saslong Classic Downhill

12/17/2011

VAL GARDENA, Italy (Dec. 17) - Gusty winds forced the Audi FIS Alpine World Cup jury to cancel the 50th running of the famed Saslong Classic men's downhill in Val Gardena Saturday. A brief course hold was put in place after the 17th starter followed by an extended 36 minute hold as winds swirled around the 2.2 mile course. Three more racers...

Heavy Snow Buries Courchevel Slalom

12/17/2011

COURCHEVEL, France (Dec. 17) - A thick blanket of over three feet of snow forced organizers to postpone the women's Audi FIS Alpine World Cup slalom scheduled for Saturday in Courchevel. The race, originally slated as a giant slalom, was swapped to slalom when the forecast called for heavy snow. The slalom is now reset for Sunday with a 9:30 a....

Miller 2nd in Val Gardena Super G

12/16/2011

VAL GARDENA, Italy (Dec. 16) - Olympic champion and two-time Audi FIS Alpine World Cup overall winner Bode Miller (Franconia, NH) battled a shortened Val Gardena super G to finish second behind Swiss young gun Beat Feuz. It was Miller's third super G podium at the Italian resort after winning the 2006 race and taking second in 2007. Miller, who...

Brandenburg 3rd in Europa Cup SL

12/15/2011

POZZA, Italy (Dec. 15) - Olympian Will Brandenburg (Spokane, WA) showed he's back in the wheel house in time for the Audi FIS Alpine World Cup stop in Alta Badia by landing third in a Europa Cup night slalom Thursday. Brandenburg, who opened the year with a pair of NorAm slalom wins, finished .10 behind race winner Axel Baeck of Sweden and .08...

Kelley Wins Back-to-Back NorAms

12/15/2011

PANORAMA, BC (Dec. 14 - Ski Racing Magazine News Service) - After his first NorAm Cup win on Dec. 13, American Robby Kelley took first again in Panorama, BC in Wednesday's giant slalom with a time of 2:02.76. The win moves him into eighth...

Gregorak 2nd in Obereggen Europa Cup

12/14/2011

OBEREGGEN, Italy (Dec. 14 - Ski Racing Magazine News Service) - The third slalom win of the Europa Cup season went to Patrick Thaler, but American Will Gregorak came from the 58th start position to finish second ahead of Cristian DeVille, a podium finisher in World Cup last week at Beaver Creek.

Canadian Brad Spence won the first leg of...

Kelley Wins NorAm Giant Slalom

12/13/2011

PANORAMA, BC (Dec. 13 - Ski Racing Magazine News Service)  - The NorAm Cup men and women were back at it today ) in Panorama, BC. The men raced a giant slalom while the women skied a slalom.

Two of the three podium spots in the men's giant slalom were taken by Americans with Robby...

Kasper 4th in Beaver Creek Slalom

12/08/2011

BEAVER CREEK, CO (Dec. 8) - Olympian Nolan Kasper (Warren, VT) fought through a nasty virus that hospitalized him less than 36 hours ago to finish fourth in the Audi Birds of Prey slalom. It was also Kasper's first complete race since undergoing hip surgery in September and returning to snow in nearby Vail on Nov. 1. Reigning Audi FIS World Cup...

Vonn Gets Historic Home Win

12/07/2011

BEAVER CREEK, CO (Dec. 7) - Calling it the most memorable of her 46 career Audi FIS Alpine World Cup wins, Lindsey Vonn (Vail, CO) fulfilled the dream she had a child and won at home in the inaugural women's race on Beaver Creek's Birds of Prey. Despite a less than perfect run, Vonn took a .37 victory over Swiss Fabienne Suter to the roar of...

Ligety Comes Back for Birds of Prey Win

12/06/2011

BEAVER CREEK, CO (Dec. 6) - Three-time Audi FIS Alpine World Cup giant slalom champion Ted Ligety (Park City, UT) stormed from behind Tuesday to win the second Audi Birds of Prey GS in Beaver Creek. It was his second win in three GS races and vaulted him into second in the overall Audi FIS Alpine World Cup standings. After sitting fourth with a...

Clean Sweep for Vonn in Lake Louise

12/04/2011

LAKE LOUISE, AB (Dec. 4) - Lindsey Vonn (Vail, CO) completed a historic clean sweep in Lake Louise, topping the Audi FIS Alpine World Cup super G podium with Julia Mancuso (Squaw Valley, CA) third. It was Vonn's 45th career World Cup win and 11th in Lake Louise. Following a season opening giant slalom victory in Soelden, Austria, a pair of...

Ligety Narrowly Misses GS Win

12/04/2011

BEAVER CREEK, CO (Dec. 4) - First run leader Ted Ligety (Park City, UT) couldn't quite hold on, finishing second in the Audi Birds of Prey giant slalom Sunday in Beaver Creek. With a .21 second lead over Austrian Marcel Hirscher, Ligety went back and forth, in and out of the lead on his second run before falling .16 to the Austrian. Ligety, who...

Vonn Wins Back-To-Back in Lake Louise

12/03/2011

LAKE LOUISE, AB (Dec. 3) - Lindsey Vonn (Vail, CO) rocketed to her second Audi FIS Alpine World Cup downhill win in as many days Saturday to notch the 44th victory of her career and 10th in Lake Louise. Vonn has now stood on the top of the podium in three of the four World Cup races she's started this season including a giant slalom victory on...

Weibrecht Career Best SG on Birds of Prey

12/03/2011

BEAVER CREEK, CO (Dec. 3) - On a snowy, blustery day in Beaver Creek, Olympic bronze medalist Andrew Weibrecht (Lake Placid, NY) continued his comeback from injury last year to put down a career best top 10 World Cup run in the Audi FIS Birds of Prey super G. Sandro Viletta of Switzerland came out of start 30 to take the win ahead of Norway's...

Vonn Dominates Lake Louise

12/02/2011

LAKE LOUISE, AB (Dec. 2) - Olympic champion Lindsey Vonn (Vail, CO) left no doubt to her ownership of the Lake Louise downhill. After her six-year downhill win string was snapped a year ago, Vonn came storming back Friday to win by 1.95 seconds over late-starting Tina Weirather of Liechtenstein. Alice McKennis (Glenwood Springs, CO) was an...

Absolute Risk Gives Bode Miller Win

12/02/2011

BEAVER CREEK, CO (Dec. 2) - Bode Miller (Franconia, NH) took maximum risk, but skied a flawless run to take his 33rd career Audi FIS Alpine World Cup win on the Birds of Prey downhill in Beaver Creek by a slim .04 margin over Swiss Beat Feuz. It was an historic third win for Miller in the Birds of Prey downhill and his first at Beaver Creek...

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