LAKE LOUISE, Alberta — Lindsey Vonn raced to her 13th World Cup victory at Lake Louise on Saturday, leading another 1-2 U.S. sweep in the second downhill at the Canadian resort.
Vonn finished in 1 minute, 52.9 seconds to edge teammate Stacey Cook by 0.52 seconds. On Friday in the season-opening downhill, Vonn beat Cook by 1.73 seconds.
Bend’s Laurenne Ross placed 18th in 1:54.97, a little over two seconds behind Vonn. Ross finished 11th in Friday’s race.
Vonn nearly skidded into safety nets rounding a corner halfway down the course.
“A lot of people make mistakes in a lot of races, but if you don’t think you’re going to win after a mistake then you’re not," Vonn said. “I kept charging. I knew I could make up some time if I skied well on the bottom and thankfully my skis were fast and I had a good line and I was able to make it up."
Switzerland’s Marianne Kaufmann-Abderhalden was third in 1:53.52. The 28-year-old Vonn will race in the super-G today in a bid to sweep the three-race event for the second straight year.
— The Associated Press