GENEVA — Lindsey Vonn wants to challenge the men’s downhill skiers in a World Cup race next month, though her wish still needs the support of the United States team and Alpine skiing’s governing body.
The U.S. ski federation said Monday that it had not had a “formal discussion" about the possibility of its star racer challenging the men Nov. 24 in Lake Louise, Alberta.
Vonn, the women’s Olympic downhill champion, has written the International Ski Federation to ask whether she can make the historic start at a venue where she has earned nine of her 26 World Cup downhill victories. The Canadian course — often dubbed “Lake Lindsey" for her dominance there — stages women’s races, including two downhills, the following weekend.
FIS, however, can’t make a decision on Vonn until the U.S. ski team makes a formal request to let her enter.
— The Associated Press