GARMISCH-PARTENKIRCHEN, GERMANY – Lindsey Vonn left the finish area with plenty of complaints about the state of the Kandahar course and thinking she still had the fastest time in Thursday’s training for a World Cup downhill.
Officially, she didn’t, because late starter Romane Miradoli of France beat her by .20 seconds. But Miradoli, with the No. 38 bib, missed two gates. Since it was only a training run, her result will stand, although it meant little.
By the time Miradoli came down, Vonn had already left with her father Alan.
The training run was twice delayed to allow organizers to better prepare the course left in bad condition by mild weather and rain over the past week. A men’s giant slalom on the same hill had to be canceled on Sunday. Fresh snow overnight added to the problems.