Sonja Nef of Switzerland won her sixth race of her career and second of this season on Tuesday in a GS World Cup at Sestriere, Italy. Kristina Koznick, the only U.S. skier to qualify for a second run, placed 20th.
Liechtenstein's Marco Buechel was fastest Wednesday during downhill training for the final World Cup races before the Turin Olympics while Daron Rahlves finished 22nd and teammate Bode Miller completed a Dubai vacation.
Kristina Koznick (Burnsville, MN) earned her 2nd podium finish of the winter, finishing 3rd in Wednesday's World Cup SL at Sestriere, Italy. Janica Kostelic of Croatia defied injuries to take her 4th SL win of the season.