What SkiRacing.com dubbed “The Battle of the Blondes” is still going strong more than halfway through the World Cup season. On Sunday in Garmisch, Germany, Lara Gut made her latest attack, taking the super G win after a disappointing 14th-place finish in the previous day’s downhill

“Yesterday, I wasn’t really skiing,” Gut explained. “I wasn’t doing what I can. Today, I just go – less thinking and more skiing and yeah, it was the answer.”

Lindsey Vonn, the current overall points leader, came down 0.23 seconds behind Gut after getting caught on the inside ski and making an impressive recovery. Vonn said that she did not go all out today on the soft, spring-like conditions and was not surprised when she came down behind her biggest rival, who did risk it all.

GARMISCH-PARTENKIRCHEN,GERMANY,07.FEB.16 - ALPINE SKIING - FIS World Cup, Super G, ladies, award ceremony. Image shows Lucy, the dog of Lindsey Vonn (USA). Photo: GEPA pictures/ Christopher Kelemen“I was hoping for a little bit more today, but like I said, I’m still really happy and he’s (Vonn’s father) still proud of me and my dog still loves me. So all-in-all, I think I’m doing pretty good,” Vonn commented.

The results hold Vonn in the overall lead by fewer than 100 points over Gut. Squeezing her way between the Swiss and the American on the podium was Germany’s Viktoria Rebensburg, coming in second in front of her home crowd.

“It’s so cool,” Rebensburg said. “Being on the podium two times in a row in Garmisch here, home crowd. It was unbelievable. The crowd, they were cheering so loud for us and yeah, it was just a nice atmosphere. I’m really thankful, and I’m really enjoying this moment now.”

Like Saturday’s downhill, the light stayed flat and the course got bumpy, a gnarly combination for many of the athletes like Switzerland’s Corinne Suter, who did a violent front flip through a gate panel. She was able to walk off the course with assistance but was later diagnosed with a left thigh contusion and a mild concussion. It is questionable whether she will be able to start next week in Crans Montana. The crashes on course increased as the day went on. Of the last 20 athletes to start, 11 did not finish including American Jacqueline Wiles.

For the U.S. Ski Team, it was a bitter day with only one athlete aside from Vonn making the top 30. Laurenne Ross finished in 10th place – her best super G finish since 2013 when she was ninth on the same hill. Stacey Cook skied to just outside the top 30, landing in 31st. Four other Americans (Breezy Johnson, Alice McKennis, Anna Marno, and Abby Ghent) also finished outside the points. 

The women have a three-day break before the next series in Crans Montana, Switzerland, where the speed and technical teams will come together for downhill, alpine combined, and slalom races. The action starts with a downhill training run on Feb. 11, 2016.


The Scoop
by Hank Mckee

  1. Gut, Head/Head/Head
  2. Rebensburg, Stoeckli/Lange/Atomic
  3. Vonn, Head/Head/Head
  4. Weirather, Atomic/Atomic/Atomic
  5. Huetter, Volkl/Tecnica/Marker
  6. Kling, Head/Head/Head
  7. Goergl, Head/Head/Head
  8. Fanchini, Dynastar/Lange/Dynastar
  9. Brignone, Rossignol/Lange/Rossignol
  10. Ross, Volkl/Lange/Marker
  • Women’s World Cup super G Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany, Feb. 7, 2016. … It is the 25th of 41 races on the women’s schedule. … The fourth of eight scheduled super Gs. … It is the 105th World Cup race hosted at Garmisch … the 29th super G.
  • It is the 17th career World Cup win for Lara Gut. … Her eighth in super G. … It is her fifth win of the season and first of the season in super G. … Winning margin is 0.15 of a second. … Top 17 within two seconds.
  • It is the 29th career World Cup podium for Viktoria Rebensburg. … her fourth in super G. … It is her sixth podium of the season and second in super G.
  • It is the 124th career World Cup podium for Lindsey Vonn … the 42nd in super G. … It is her 11th podium of the season in 12 completed races.
  • It is the 12th career World Cup top 10 for Laurenne Ross. … Her third in super G. … It is her third top 10 of the season. … It is the worst finish of the season for Larisa Yurkiw.
  • Lindsey Vonn leads the World Cup overall standings 1060-973 over Lara Gut. … Viktoria Rebensburg is third with 820pts.
  • Vonn leads the super G standings 360-261 over Gut with Cornelia Huetter (fifth in race) third in the standings with 215pts.
  • Austria leads the women’s Nations Cup standings 3003-2511 over Italy. … Switzerland is third with 2351pts. … The U.S. is fourth at 2002 and Canada eighth with 809pts.

Official Results

Rank Bib FIS Code Name Year Nation Total Time Diff. FIS Points
 1  17  516138 GUT Lara 1991 SUI  1:20.51  0.00
 2  21  205218 REBENSBURG Viktoria 1989 GER  1:20.66  +0.15  2.01
 3  19  537544 VONN Lindsey 1984 USA  1:20.74  +0.23  3.09
 4  18  355050 WEIRATHER Tina 1989 LIE  1:21.22  +0.71  9.52
 5  16  56128 HUETTER Cornelia 1992 AUT  1:21.43  +0.92  12.34
 6  8  505886 KLING Kajsa 1988 SWE  1:21.47  +0.96  12.88
 7  22  55576 GOERGL Elisabeth 1981 AUT  1:21.55  +1.04  13.95
 8  20  296729 FANCHINI Nadia 1986 ITA  1:21.66  +1.15  15.43
 9  10  297601 BRIGNONE Federica 1990 ITA  1:21.67  +1.16  15.56
 10  12  538573 ROSS Laurenne 1988 USA  1:21.79  +1.28  17.17
 11  9  297910 CURTONI Elena 1991 ITA  1:21.99  +1.48  19.85
 12  2  56177 VENIER Stephanie 1993 AUT  1:22.02  +1.51  20.26
 13  4  565360 STUHEC Ilka 1990 SLO  1:22.07  +1.56  20.93
 14  1  515766 SUTER Fabienne 1985 SUI  1:22.12  +1.61  21.60
 15  32  298323 GOGGIA Sofia 1992 ITA  1:22.32  +1.81  24.28
 16  11  296427 SCHNARF Johanna 1984 ITA  1:22.38  +1.87  25.09
 17  26  296008 MERIGHETTI Daniela 1981 ITA  1:22.50  +1.99  26.69
 18  35  197124 FRASSE SOMBET Coralie 1991 FRA  1:22.53  +2.02  27.10
 18  15  297702 MARSAGLIA Francesca 1990 ITA  1:22.53  +2.02  27.10
 20  6  197295 PIOT Jennifer 1992 FRA  1:22.60  +2.09  28.04
 21  14  56088 TIPPLER Tamara 1991 AUT  1:22.66  +2.15  28.84
 22  27  196928 WORLEY Tessa 1989 FRA  1:22.67  +2.16  28.98
 23  3  106849 YURKIW Larisa 1988 CAN  1:22.71  +2.20  29.51
 24  23  197497 MIRADOLI Romane 1994 FRA  1:22.75  +2.24  30.05
 25  44  155763 LEDECKA Ester 1995 CZE  1:22.79  +2.28  30.59
 25  28  56125 PUCHNER Mirjam 1992 AUT  1:22.79  +2.28  30.59
 27  24  56087 SIEBENHOFER Ramona 1991 AUT  1:22.94  +2.43  32.60
 28  29  425929 MOWINCKEL Ragnhild 1992 NOR  1:23.10  +2.59  34.74
 29  56  245066 MIKLOS Edit 1988 HUN  1:23.15  +2.64  35.41
 30  51  56224 MAIER Sabrina 1994 AUT  1:23.24  +2.73  36.62
 31  13  537582 COOK Stacey 1984 USA  1:23.35  +2.84  38.10
 32  33  56336 DENGSCHERZ Dajana 1996 AUT  1:23.36  +2.85  38.23
 33  54  206520 DORSCH Patrizia 1994 GER  1:23.39  +2.88  38.63
 34  5  516185 HAEHLEN Joana 1992 SUI  1:23.42  +2.91  39.04
 35  41  6535455 JOHNSON Breezy 1996 USA  1:23.46  +2.95  39.57
 36  37  538685 MCKENNIS Alice 1989 USA  1:23.47  +2.96  39.71
 37  30  296472 FANCHINI Elena 1985 ITA  1:23.59  +3.08  41.32
 38  31  56268 HEIDER Michaela 1995 AUT  1:23.61  +3.10  41.58
 39  34  539457 MARNO Anna 1992 USA  1:23.62  +3.11  41.72
 40  50  565333 BRODNIK Vanja 1989 SLO  1:23.71  +3.20  42.93
 41  36  55913 MOSER Stefanie 1988 AUT  1:23.91  +3.40  45.61
 42  25  196968 BAILET Margot 1990 FRA  1:24.27  +3.76  50.44
 43  55  516219 NUFER Priska 1992 SUI  1:24.81  +4.30  57.68
 44  43  539363 GHENT Abby 1992 USA  1:24.92  +4.41  59.16
Did not finish 1st run
 53  197641 GAUCHE Laura 1995 FRA
 52  375018 COLETTI Alexandra 1983 MON
 49  206668 WEIDLE Kira 1996 GER
 48  299402 GASSLITTER Verena 1996 ITA
 47  196726 BARTHET Anne-Sophie 1988 FRA
 46  206548 MAGG Ann Katrin 1994 GER
 45  516145 KUENG Mirena 1988 SUI
 42  539536 WILES Jacqueline 1992 USA
 40  515997 FEIERABEND Denise 1989 SUI
 39  206444 HOESL Simona 1992 GER
 38  197615 BESSY Anouk 1995 FRA
 7  516319 SUTER Corinne 1994 SUI
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