Maze leads Garmisch downhill training


For the second day of downhill training on the Kandahar slope, the ladies enjoyed perfect conditions.

Finishing 13th yesterday, Tina Maze admitted she really needed an second try to find the right line. With the fastest time of the day, she obviously found it.

Italy’s Daniela Merighetti took second, 0.26 seconds off the pace, while Regina Sterz wasn’t far behind in third (+0.29).

Lotte Smiseth Sejersted confirmed that one has to count on her for the race on Saturday. After finishing third yesterday, she took fourth place today, 0.53 seconds behind.

Among the favorites, Anna Fenninger took 5th and Maria Höfl-Riesch ended in seventh position.

Austria’s Regina Sterz, who is still seeking for a first career podium, admitted the conditions were really good again today and that she still had to improve.

“The snow got a bit harder and the piste was fantastic,” she said. “My run was however not as good as the one yesterday. I tried to ski a more aggressive line but it didn’t go the way I really wanted. I’ll try my best on race day.”

Daniela Merighetti was also very optimistic about the slope. “The snow changed a little bit compared to the first training run; we have more grip now,” said the 31-year-old skier. “My line was better today. I managed to ski faster and hope I can still be faster on Saturday. My start position will be between eighth and 15. A low bib number could be an advantage.”

Julia Mancuso was the top American eighth, followed by Stacey Cook in 11th. Laurenne Ross was 19th, Alice McKennis 27th and Leanne Smith 30th.

Results

Rank Bib FIS Code Name Year Nation Total Time FIS Points
 1  18  565243 MAZE Tina  1983  SLO   1:40.42  
 2  13  296008 MERIGHETTI Daniela  1981  ITA   1:40.68  
 3  1  55766 STERZ Regina  1985  AUT   1:40.71  
 4  4  425880 SEJERSTED Lotte Smiseth  1991  NOR   1:40.95  
 5  10  55947 FENNINGER Anna  1989  AUT   1:40.99  
 6  8  516138 GUT Lara  1991  SUI   1:41.05  
 7  16  206001 HOEFL-RIESCH Maria  1984  GER   1:41.15  
 8  14  537545 MANCUSO Julia  1984  USA   1:41.50  
 9  11  515806 KAMER Nadja  1986  SUI   1:41.65  
 10  3  55913 MOSER Stefanie  1988  AUT   1:41.84  
 11  17  537582 COOK Stacey  1984  USA   1:41.85  
 12  22  565360 STUHEC Ilka  1990  SLO   1:41.87  
 12  12  355050 WEIRATHER Tina  1989  LIE   1:41.87  
 14  46  55970 SCHMIDHOFER Nicole  1989  AUT   1:41.88  
 15  21  205218 REBENSBURG Viktoria  1989  GER   1:41.92  
 16  15  195983 ROLLAND Marion  1982  FRA   1:41.96  
 17  34  515849 DETTLING Andrea  1987  SUI   1:42.10  
 18  30  515573 AUFDENBLATTEN Fraenzi  1981  SUI   1:42.11  
 19  25  538573 ROSS Laurenne  1988  USA   1:42.16  
 20  2  297702 MARSAGLIA Francesca  1990  ITA   1:42.22  
 21  26  296729 FANCHINI Nadia  1986  ITA   1:42.26  
 22  7  495318 RUIZ CASTILLO Carolina  1981  SPA   1:42.27  
 23  27  515782 KAUFMANN-ABDERHALDEN Marianne  1986  SUI   1:42.43  
 24  29  296472 FANCHINI Elena  1985  ITA   1:42.51  
 25  52  105269 GAGNON Marie-Michele  1989  CAN   1:42.56  
 25  24  55750 FISCHBACHER Andrea  1985  AUT   1:42.56  
 27  9  538685 MCKENNIS Alice  1989  USA   1:42.60  
 28  5  196460 MARCHAND-ARVIER Marie  1985  FRA   1:42.69  
 29  33  516145 KUENG Mirena  1988  SUI   1:42.80  
 30  19  538305 SMITH Leanne  1987  USA   1:42.87  
 31  40  297910 CURTONI Elena  1991  ITA   1:43.03  
 32  28  515766 SUTER Fabienne  1985  SUI   1:43.07  
 33  6  515747 GISIN Dominique  1985  SUI   1:43.11  
 34  23  296431 STUFFER Verena  1984  ITA   1:43.13  
 35  38  155563 KRIZOVA Klara  1989  CZE   1:43.14  
 36  35  297134 BORSOTTI Camilla  1988  ITA   1:43.24  
 37  48  196968 BAILET Margot  1990  FRA   1:43.38  
 38  49  55806 ALTACHER Margret  1986  AUT   1:43.51  
 39  20  55576 GOERGL Elisabeth  1981  AUT   1:43.58  
 40  31  196928 WORLEY Tessa  1989  FRA   1:43.68  
 41  32  298084 AGERER Lisa Magdalena  1991  ITA   1:43.95  
 42  50  505886 KLING Kajsa  1988  SWE   1:44.01  
 43  36  245066 MIKLOS Edit  1988  HUN   1:44.03  
 44  41  197006 GAUTHIER Marine  1990  FRA   1:44.29  
 44  37  565333 BRODNIK Vanja  1989  SLO   1:44.29  
 46  43  206367 HRONEK Veronique  1991  GER   1:44.48  
 47  51  505632 LINDELL-VIKARBY Jessica  1984  SWE   1:44.50  
 48  47  206355 DUERR Lena  1991  GER   1:44.72  
 49  53  106825 PREFONTAINE Marie-Pier  1988  CAN   1:44.86  
 50  42  106849 YURKIW Larisa  1988  CAN   1:45.46  
Did not start 1st run
   45  375018 COLETTI Alexandra  1983  MON     
   44  225206 ALCOTT Chemmy  1982  GBR     
   39  55690 HOSP Nicole  1983  AUT   

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