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    Stuhec wins Downhill World Cup

    It has been a fast paced last 6 months since the world cup kicked off in Sölden, Austria. With the sun showing its face in many of the skiing resorts the season is swiftly coming to its end. With 2 days of “speed” racing interrupted by a team event Friday evening and followed by the slower slalom disciplines Saturday and Sunday, Aspen is leaving no competition untouched.

    Todays competition in the women’s Downhill, were most likely to be a triumph for the 26-year old rising star, Ilca Stuhec. With a lead of 97 points in the women’s downhill, any place in top 15 would set her free and secure the World Cup in women’s downhill.

    Starting with number #1, Ilca Stuhec nailed the icy downhill slope in 1:36.95. A time almost 4 seconds slower than the male winner, Dominik Paris, who completed the course just 2 hours earlier. Starting as #3, the winner from last downhill race in the Korean city of Jeongson, Sofia Goggia, were trailing with more than a second behind Stuhec.

    With the absence of both retired Bode Miller and long time injured Ted Ligety in the men’s competition, the crowds only hope of home victory, Lindsay Vonn came roaring out in 9th starting position. In her characteristic do-or-die style the poles where stroked through most of the curves. A poor start set her back by almost half a second at the first split time. Vonn never recovered, and came in 2nd place 0.66sec behind Stuhec. A spot she kept till the end. After the race Vonn explained her arm was not yet 100 percent fit which made her very tired through the end of the race.

    After the race, Stuhec was awarded with the Crystal Globe, in recognition of her sensational Downhill World Cup win.

Overall World Cup-Men 2018/2019
Place Country Name Points
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Overall World Cup-Women 2018/2019
Place Country Name Points
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