After an early season full of some season-ending (and in some cases, life-threatening) crashes on ski racecourses, a big debate has sprung up among racers, spectators and the sport's governing body about how to make ski racing more safe while keeping it
No bloody lip this time: Lindsey Vonn took the super combined World Cup race today in Val d'Isere, France. It was her third win of this season, and her 25th career win. Germany's Maria Riesch was second at 1.16 seconds behind; Vonn and Riesch now share the overall lead, with 521 points apiece.
You'll have to tell us when you're sick of reading about Lindsey Vonn. Because until that time—and maybe after it—we're going to keep telling you about her. This weekend was a big one for America's sweetheart on skis: Vonn stomped the Lake Louise World Cup downhill on Friday, and then did it again on Saturday.
We don't know which news is better: the fact that enough of Vail Mountain is skiable that Lindsey Vonn can train on it; or that Vonn is training in Vail, where some of us wannabes can go gawk as she scorches the local course. The U.S.
Well that didn't take long. One of ski racing's most anticipated comebacks is coming to an end -- even if the anticipation lasted a mere week. After announcing his return to ski racing on October 6th, Austrian god Hermann Maier has changed his mind and will stay in retirement.
Move over, Lance Armstrong. The comeback king of skiing is planning yet another return: Austrian Hermann Maier has resumed training for a run at the 2010 World Cup after a killer knee injury sidelined him last March. Maier plans to miss the season's first few races but return by the end of November, at the Cup's Lake Louise stop.