O say can you see? By the dawn’s early light on a narrow, winding course, Austrian fans saw 58 racers start Sunday’s super G at Altenmarkt-Zauchensee, and they looked on as an American won for the second day in a row.

ALTENMARKT,AUSTRIA,10.JAN.16 - ALPINE SKIING - FIS World Cup, Zauchensee, Super G, ladies. Image shows Lindsey Vonn (USA) Photo: GEPA pictures/ Andreas PranterLindsey Vonn continued her speed dominance by winning her 73rd World Cup race and her 26th super G, which was set by U.S. Ski Team Head Coach Alberto Senigagliesi. The win, however, was not enough for her to overtake Switzerland’s Lara Gut for the overall points lead. Gut’s second-place performance keeps her in the overall lead by a mere 38 points for a few more days, at least.

“I’m not focused on the overall right now,” Vonn said. “It’s, you know, too early in the season. I’m just focused on winning. I want to win as many races as I can, and I think if I can do that it’ll put me in a good position for the overall title.”

In 2016, the strategy seems to be working with two consecutive wins under her belt.

“It’s a perfect start to the new year,” she continued. “I had a lot of confidence after Lake Louise and then in Val d’Isere I felt like I just kind of lost my confidence a little bit after going out in the downhill, so I went home. I had a good break and now, I’m energized again. I feel really good mentally and physically, and I think that showed in this weekend’s racing. Hopefully, I can just continue on in this direction, keep the momentum going and hopefully, keep winning.”

ALTENMARKT,AUSTRIA,10.JAN.16 - ALPINE SKIING - FIS World Cup, Zauchensee, Super G, ladies. Image shows the rejoicing of Lara Gut (SUI). Photo: GEPA pictures/ Christian WalgramGut plans to do the same despite finishing 0.70 seconds off the American. When asked about the fierce competition for the World Cup overall title that’s playing out between her and Vonn, she said, “I think we will have the answer in March. For the moment, I’m just trying to take it day by day. We saw yesterday with Lotte (Sejersted), everything can go so fast. You can crash and it’s over. So I really try to ski as I can everyday then we’ll see in March what’s going to happen.”

The battle of the blondes will continue throughout the season while others try to break onto the podium and earn World Cup points of their own. Cornelia Huetter took the third spot in the race – a repeat of her finish in the downhill on Saturday. This has been something of a breakout season for the Austrian, earning a personal record of five podium finishes so far and sandwiching her in second place in the super G standings between Vonn and Gut, who currently sit first and third.

Huetter’s teammate Sabrina Maier attacked from the back, starting bib 52 and charging to a 20th-place finish and a career best for the 21-year-old skier. Also of note was Viktoria Rebensburg’s run. While the German ultimately ended up in 11th place, she held the lead over Vonn to the third split before getting dangerously offline and scrubbing speed, which may very well have cost her the win.

In the shadow of Vonn’s celebrity, three more American women landed in the top 30. Laurenne Ross, Stacey Cook and Jacqueline Wiles earned results in 12th, 28th and 30th, respectively. The rest of the U.S. squad, including Breezy Johnson, Alice McKennis and Abby Ghent, finished back-to-back in 39th, 40th, and 41st.

The speed skiers have a week’s break before the Cortina d’Ampezzo, Italy, downhill training runs start on Jan. 21. The technical team will be back in action under the lights on Tuesday evening with the night slalom in Flachau, Austria, on Jan. 12 – the first run starting at 5:45 p.m. CET time.

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The Scoop
by Hank Mckee

  1. Vonn, Head/Head/Head
  2. Gut, Head/Head/Head
  3. Huetter, Volkl/Tecnica/Marker
  4. Fanchini, Dynastar/Lange/Look
  5. Goergl, Head/Head/Head
  6. Marsaglia, Volkl/Fischer/Marker
  7. Schmidhofer, Fischer/Fischer/Fischer
  8. Kling, Head/Head/Head
  9. Schnarf, Fischer/Fischer/Fischer
  10. Brignone, Rossignol/Rossignol/Rossignol
  • Women’s World Cup super G, Altenmarkt-Zauchensee, Austria, Jan. 10, 2016. … It is the 17th race of 41 on the women’s World Cup races schedule to be held … the second of eight scheduled super Gs. … It is a make-up race from one originally scheduled at St. Anton and moved due to insufficient snow. … It is the 30th World Cup race hosted by the site and the ninth super G. … Lara Gut won the last SG at Zauchensee in 2011.
  • It is the 73rd career World Cup victory for Lindsey Vonn, extending the all-time mark. … It is her 26th super G win, extending that all-time mark as well. … It is her sixth win of the season, second in super G. … It is the 296th U.S. World Cup win and the ninth of the season. … The winning margin is 0.70. … Top two finishers are within the same second. … Top 15 within two seconds.
  • It is the 26th career World Cup podium for Lara Gut … her ninth in super G. … It is her sixth podium of the season and first in SG.
  • It is the sixth career World Cup podium for Cornelia Huetter, her fifth this season all without a win. … It is her second podium in SG, both this season.
  • It is the 14th time Laurenne Ross has finished 12th or better in a World Cup race … the third time this season and the second time this season in two super Gs held. … It is the seventh score of the season for Stacey Cook. … It is the 11th career World Cup score for Jacqueline Wiles, the fifth of the season and first of the season in super G.
  • Lara Gut maintains the lead of the World Cup overall standings 738-700 over Vonn. … Frida Hansdotter (did not race) is third overall with 521pts. … Mikaela Shiffrin (did not race – injured Dec. 12) holds ninth with 296pts. … Vonn leads the super G standings 200-120 over Huetter. … Gut is third with 116pts.
  • Austria leads the women’s Nations Cup standings 2242-1671 over Switzerland. … Italy is third with 1601. … The U.S. is fourth with 1428pts and Canada eighth with 525pts.

Official Results

Rank Bib FIS Code Name Year Nation Total Time Diff. FIS Points
 1  16  537544 VONN Lindsey 1984 USA  1:12.75  0.00
 2  17  516138 GUT Lara 1991 SUI  1:13.45  +0.70  10.39
 3  18  56128 HUETTER Cornelia 1992 AUT  1:14.00  +1.25  18.56
 4  20  296729 FANCHINI Nadia 1986 ITA  1:14.01  +1.26  18.71
 5  19  55576 GOERGL Elisabeth 1981 AUT  1:14.05  +1.30  19.30
 6  8  297702 MARSAGLIA Francesca 1990 ITA  1:14.09  +1.34  19.89
 7  13  55970 SCHMIDHOFER Nicole 1989 AUT  1:14.21  +1.46  21.67
 8  9  505886 KLING Kajsa 1988 SWE  1:14.32  +1.57  23.31
 9  25  296427 SCHNARF Johanna 1984 ITA  1:14.33  +1.58  23.46
 10  10  297601 BRIGNONE Federica 1990 ITA  1:14.54  +1.79  26.57
 11  21  205218 REBENSBURG Viktoria 1989 GER  1:14.60  +1.85  27.46
 12  14  538573 ROSS Laurenne 1988 USA  1:14.66  +1.91  28.35
 13  30  565360 STUHEC Ilka 1990 SLO  1:14.68  +1.93  28.65
 13  23  56177 VENIER Stephanie 1993 AUT  1:14.68  +1.93  28.65
 13  12  56088 TIPPLER Tamara 1991 AUT  1:14.68  +1.93  28.65
 16  33  516185 HAEHLEN Joana 1992 SUI  1:14.78  +2.03  30.14
 17  11  297910 CURTONI Elena 1991 ITA  1:14.80  +2.05  30.43
 18  32  516319 SUTER Corinne 1994 SUI  1:14.96  +2.21  32.81
 19  4  196928 WORLEY Tessa 1989 FRA  1:15.14  +2.39  35.48
 20  52  56224 MAIER Sabrina 1994 AUT  1:15.16  +2.41  35.78
 21  22  355050 WEIRATHER Tina 1989 LIE  1:15.24  +2.49  36.96
 22  7  296008 MERIGHETTI Daniela 1981 ITA  1:15.25  +2.50  37.11
 23  3  197497 MIRADOLI Romane 1994 FRA  1:15.47  +2.72  40.38
 24  24  196968 BAILET Margot 1990 FRA  1:15.50  +2.75  40.82
 25  31  56125 PUCHNER Mirjam 1992 AUT  1:15.62  +2.87  42.61
 26  28  516219 NUFER Priska 1992 SUI  1:15.63  +2.88  42.75
 26  15  296472 FANCHINI Elena 1985 ITA  1:15.63  +2.88  42.75
 28  1  537582 COOK Stacey 1984 USA  1:15.77  +3.02  44.83
 29  6  296431 STUFFER Verena 1984 ITA  1:15.82  +3.07  45.58
 30  44  539536 WILES Jacqueline 1992 USA  1:15.84  +3.09  45.87
 30  36  56336 DENGSCHERZ Dajana 1996 AUT  1:15.84  +3.09  45.87
 32  56  245066 MIKLOS Edit 1988 HUN  1:15.93  +3.18  47.21
 33  50  565333 BRODNIK Vanja 1989 SLO  1:16.02  +3.27  48.54
 34  5  197295 PIOT Jennifer 1992 FRA  1:16.11  +3.36  49.88
 35  51  106825 PREFONTAINE Marie-Pier 1988 CAN  1:16.27  +3.52  52.26
 36  54  197641 GAUCHE Laura 1995 FRA  1:16.37  +3.62  53.74
 37  49  206668 WEIDLE Kira 1996 GER  1:16.38  +3.63  53.89
 38  41  197615 BESSY Anouk 1995 FRA  1:16.50  +3.75  55.67
 39  43  6535455 JOHNSON Breezy 1996 USA  1:16.73  +3.98  59.08
 40  39  538685 MCKENNIS Alice 1989 USA  1:16.82  +4.07  60.42
 41  46  539363 GHENT Abby 1992 USA  1:16.91  +4.16  61.76
 42  34  56328 ORTLIEB Nina 1996 AUT  1:17.01  +4.26  63.24
 43  57  155563 KRIZOVA Klara 1989 CZE  1:17.15  +4.40  65.32
 44  45  197665 LARROUY Noemie 1995 FRA  1:17.43  +4.68  69.48
 45  53  375018 COLETTI Alexandra 1983 MON  1:17.44  +4.69  69.62
 46  58  115115 BARAHONA Noelle 1990 CHI  1:18.37  +5.62  83.43
 47  59  465098 CAILL Ania Monica 1995 ROU  1:19.85  +7.10  105.40
Did not start 1st run
 26  56087 SIEBENHOFER Ramona 1991 AUT
Did not finish 1st run
 55  206520 DORSCH Patrizia 1994 GER
 48  206548 MAGG Ann Katrin 1994 GER
 47  516145 KUENG Mirena 1988 SUI
 42  206444 HOESL Simona 1992 GER
 40  516394 SUTER Jasmina 1995 SUI
 38  197124 FRASSE SOMBET Coralie 1991 FRA
 37  539457 MARNO Anna 1992 USA
 35  298323 GOGGIA Sofia 1992 ITA
 29  425929 MOWINCKEL Ragnhild 1992 NOR
 27  107613 GRENIER Valerie 1996 CAN
 2  106849 YURKIW Larisa 1988 CAN
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