Austria’s Ramona Siebenhofer captured her career-first World Cup win on Friday after taking the women’s downhill in Cortina, Italy. Friday’s race was the rescheduled downhill originally set to take place in St. Anton, Austria, last weekend.
Siebenhofer managed to unseat early leader, Slovenia’s Ilka Stuhec, who finished in second place, 0.40 seconds back. Siebenhofer was joined on the podium by fellow Austrian Stephanie Venier in third, 0.46 seconds back.
The Americans were led by Laurenne Ross in ninth place. Lindsey Vonn, who made her much-anticipated return to World Cup racing after sitting out the first part of the season with injury, finished in 15th place. Alice Merryweather continued to climb the World Cup rankings with a 22nd-place finish making all three American starters finish inside of the top 30.
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1. Ramona Siebenhofer (AUT): 1:15.44
2. Ilka Stuhec (SLO): +0.40
3. Stephaine Venier (AUT): +0.46
4. Corinne Suter (SUI): +0.47
5. Romane Miradoli (FRA): +0.54
6. Francesca Marsaglia (ITA): +0.74
7. Tamara Tipler (AUT): +0.75
8. Kira Weidle (GER): +0.76
9. Laurenne Ross (USA): +0.79
9. Cornelia Huetter (AUT): +0.79