After the men’s World Cup was challenged by conditions in Garmisch, Germany, just last week, it’s hardly surprising that the women are experiencing similar issues. They skied only one of two scheduled downhill training runs on the Kandahar track. The second, which had been scheduled for Friday, was canceled to preserve and prepare the course for Saturday’s race.

Preparation that is desperately needed.

“It’s really bally and in some turns there is no surface underneath,” Lindsey Vonn, the leader of the training run, said on Thursday. “Hopefully, tomorrow if it rains, they can maybe work some magic with the hill and I think it’s good that we got a training run in even though it was definitely on the limit of safety.”

Vonn’s sentiments were echoed by Viktoria Rebensburg who was only 0.27 seconds behind her on the training run.

GARMISCH-PARTENKIRCHEN,GERMANY,04.FEB.16 - ALPINE SKIING - FIS World Cup, downhill training, ladies. Image shows Viktoria Rebensburg (GER). Keywords: Stoeckli. Photo: GEPA pictures/ Christopher Kelemen“The track was soft and can still be improved,” the German explained. “The course crew has some work ahead of them. We have two days until the race and I’m sure it will get better. … My parents, my friends and some members of the Fan Club will come watch and support me. I’m really looking forward to the race at home. I hope that the conditions will be good on race day.”

Behind the two veterans was World Cup rookie, Breezy Johnson, coming in third place in the training run. The American skier has had a strong season, winning a recent Europa Cup in Zauchensee, Austria, but has never cracked the top 30 in a World Cup downhill.

Lara Gut of Switzerland ended up 40th in the training run after missing gates, but is looking to get her second downhill win of the season and close the gap for the overall title, which Lindsey Vonn currently leads by 45 points. France’s Romane Miradoli, Canada’s Larisa Yurkiw and several others all missed gates in part due to the rugged conditions.

Austria’s Cornelia Huetter and the Canadian are also in the hunt for podium finishes. Both have been on the podium three times this season in downhill.

Fans will find out how the downhill track has held up come Saturday morning. The race is scheduled to start at 11:30 a.m. CET.

Beyond this weekend, FIS has announced there will also be a new addition to the women’s World Cup schedule. The canceled Maribor slalom has be rescheduled for Crans Montana, Switzerland, on Feb. 15, 2016.

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Official Results

Rank Bib FIS Code Name Year Nation Total Time Diff.
 1  38  197497 MIRADOLI Romane 1994 FRA  1:49.50
 2  16  537544 VONN Lindsey 1984 USA  1:49.70  +0.20
 3  17  205218 REBENSBURG Viktoria 1989 GER  1:49.97  +0.47
 4  33  6535455 JOHNSON Breezy 1996 USA  1:50.04  +0.54
 5  5  516319 SUTER Corinne 1994 SUI  1:50.11  +0.61
 6  8  355050 WEIRATHER Tina 1989 LIE  1:50.24  +0.74
 7  18  515766 SUTER Fabienne 1985 SUI  1:50.27  +0.77
 8  28  538685 MCKENNIS Alice 1989 USA  1:50.32  +0.82
 9  34  375018 COLETTI Alexandra 1983 MON  1:50.56  +1.06
 10  42  515997 FEIERABEND Denise 1989 SUI  1:50.57  +1.07
 11  19  538573 ROSS Laurenne 1988 USA  1:50.79  +1.29
 12  39  516145 KUENG Mirena 1988 SUI  1:50.92  +1.42
 13  7  245066 MIKLOS Edit 1988 HUN  1:51.01  +1.51
 14  21  296431 STUFFER Verena 1984 ITA  1:51.03  +1.53
 15  29  296008 MERIGHETTI Daniela 1981 ITA  1:51.18  +1.68
 15  10  56128 HUETTER Cornelia 1992 AUT  1:51.18  +1.68
 17  30  539536 WILES Jacqueline 1992 USA  1:51.20  +1.70
 18  49  565333 BRODNIK Vanja 1989 SLO  1:51.23  +1.73
 18  9  537582 COOK Stacey 1984 USA  1:51.23  +1.73
 20  50  155763 LEDECKA Ester 1995 CZE  1:51.25  +1.75
 21  41  197295 PIOT Jennifer 1992 FRA  1:51.35  +1.85
 21  1  56125 PUCHNER Mirjam 1992 AUT  1:51.35  +1.85
 23  48  516219 NUFER Priska 1992 SUI  1:51.37  +1.87
 24  57  206520 DORSCH Patrizia 1994 GER  1:51.45  +1.95
 25  3  296427 SCHNARF Johanna 1984 ITA  1:51.46  +1.96
 26  22  565360 STUHEC Ilka 1990 SLO  1:51.61  +2.11
 27  60  196928 WORLEY Tessa 1989 FRA  1:51.62  +2.12
 28  20  56177 VENIER Stephanie 1993 AUT  1:51.65  +2.15
 29  14  55576 GOERGL Elisabeth 1981 AUT  1:51.66  +2.16
 30  2  425929 MOWINCKEL Ragnhild 1992 NOR  1:51.67  +2.17
 31  31  298323 GOGGIA Sofia 1992 ITA  1:51.76  +2.26
 32  25  297702 MARSAGLIA Francesca 1990 ITA  1:51.78  +2.28
 33  4  516185 HAEHLEN Joana 1992 SUI  1:52.00  +2.50
 34  12  505886 KLING Kajsa 1988 SWE  1:52.02  +2.52
 35  15  296472 FANCHINI Elena 1985 ITA  1:52.05  +2.55
 36  36  55913 MOSER Stefanie 1988 AUT  1:52.21  +2.71
 37  45  539363 GHENT Abby 1992 USA  1:52.35  +2.85
 38  13  296729 FANCHINI Nadia 1986 ITA  1:52.44  +2.94
 39  27  196968 BAILET Margot 1990 FRA  1:52.71  +3.21
 40  11  516138 GUT Lara 1991 SUI  1:52.83  +3.33
 41  26  56087 SIEBENHOFER Ramona 1991 AUT  1:52.95  +3.45
 42  61  196726 BARTHET Anne-Sophie 1988 FRA  1:53.09  +3.59
 43  51  206548 MAGG Ann Katrin 1994 GER  1:53.51  +4.01
 44  44  197615 BESSY Anouk 1995 FRA  1:53.61  +4.11
 45  56  6535600 MERRYWEATHER Alice 1996 USA  1:54.29  +4.79
 46  58  539457 MARNO Anna 1992 USA  1:55.23  +5.73
 47  6  106849 YURKIW Larisa 1988 CAN  1:55.74  +6.24
 48  24  297910 CURTONI Elena 1991 ITA  5:47.29  +3:57.79
Did not start 1st run
 55  297601 BRIGNONE Federica 1990 ITA
 54  197641 GAUCHE Laura 1995 FRA
 53  56336 DENGSCHERZ Dajana 1996 AUT
 52  299402 GASSLITTER Verena 1996 ITA
 46  516359 SCALVEDI Beatrice 1995 SUI
 43  197665 LARROUY Noemie 1995 FRA
 40  56224 MAIER Sabrina 1994 AUT
 37  299466 DELAGO Nicol 1996 ITA
 35  206668 WEIDLE Kira 1996 GER
 32  56311 REISINGER Elisabeth 1996 AUT
Did not finish 1st run
 59  206444 HOESL Simona 1992 GER
 47  155563 KRIZOVA Klara 1989 CZE
 23  56088 TIPPLER Tamara 1991 AUT
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