Lindsey Vonn won another downhill event at Lake Louise in Alberta, Canada today, her sixth downhill victory there in as many years.
She turned in a top time of 1 minute, 26.13 seconds, crossing the line with blood seeping from her mouth; we’re not sure if she’d gotten caught up in all the recent Twilight hoopla, but forget about Team Edward and Team Jacob – we’re all about Team Lindsey! Actually, a little knee-to-chin contact during the race caused Lindsey to bite her tongue. Nothing like a little blood to intimidate the competition, right?
The two-time defending downhill and overall World Cup champion was over a half-second faster than second-place finisher Emily Brydon of Canada; Germany’s Maria Riesch was third. After Friday’s race, Riesch moved into the overall World Cup lead, with Vonn moving up to third.
The course was actually shortened by 670 meters for today’s race due to poor visibility; a second downhill race is scheduled for Saturday, with the Super-G race on Sunday. Although Vonn has won in Lake Louise every year since 2004, she now has a chance to win both downhill races held at the venue in the same weekend for the first time on Saturday.