Gut Wins Downhill and Reclaims World Cup Lead as Vonn Falls
LA TUILE, Italy (AP) — Swiss racer Lara Gut won a downhill by a large margin Friday and reclaimed the overall World Cup lead from Lindsey Vonn, who fell and did not finish.
Gut finished 1.02 seconds ahead of Cornelia Huetter of Austria, with Nadia Fanchini of Italy third, 1.03 back.
Vonn was the last of the favorites to start and was ahead of Gut at the first checkpoint but then lost her right ski on a tricky turn and slid down the course on her hip. The American said that while she didn't have any serious injuries she expected to have bruising on her hip.
Gut now holds a 13-point lead over Vonn.
Vonn still holds a big lead in the downhill discipline standings and can clinch her eighth such title in Saturday's race.
(Story by: Andrew Dampf, The Associated Press)