Aspen, CO, Nov. 27, 2000--For the second day in a row, 16 year-old Lindsey C. Kildow (Vail, CO) picked up a podium finish as shewas second Monday in a Chevy Truck Super Series super G at Aspen.
Outdoor Life Network will air race coverage from Aspen March 1 at 9 p.m. EST.
Spain's Maria Jose Rienda Contreras won the race on Ruthie's Run with a time of 1:31.09. Kildow, who won Sunday's super G race,was second in 1:31.20 and Canadian Sara-Maude Boucher was third with a 1:31.95.
The course was similar to Sunday's, very technical and turny with both steep and flat sections. The second steep pitch on the coursewas the difference in the race today as the under gate on the pitch was the toughest on the course to make.
"The gate that made the course was probably the under gate coming onto the second pitch - the big roundhouse turn," said Kildow,who picked up a check for $1000 to add to her $1500 winnings from Sunday. "I really did not ski very well there."
Kildow won Sunday's race on the bottom section of the course. No other competitors figured out how to ski the section as efficiently asKildow. Today's bottom section was a bit more difficult.
"On the bottom, I don't know what was different about it, but it was a lot harder (than Sunday)," said Kildow. "There's a rut that wasdeveloped which slowed down people that had a late line. I didn't ski it as well as I did yesterday. I had a little bit of trouble, but I hungin there and managed to throw myself down the hill again."
The on-hill conditions differed from Sunday as the sky remained cloudy and light snow fell towards the end of the race. The racers had todeal with flat light conditions, but most weren't bothered by it. There were eight racers out of 50 that did not finish the course.
U.S. Ski Team member Libby Ludlow (Bellevue, WA), who finished third Sunday, was the second-best American in sixth with a timeof 1:32.31. Teammate Sarah Schleper (Vail, CO) was just behind in eighth with a 1:32.74.
The women take a break from Chevy Truck Super Series action until the tour stops at Snowbird, Utah March 8-11.
CHEVY TRUCK SUPER SERIES Aspen, Colo. Nov. 27, 2000 Women's Super G
1. Maria Jose Rienda Contreras, Spain, 1:31.092. Lindsey C. Kildow, Vail, CO, 1:31.203. Sara-Maude Boucher, Canada, 1:31.954. Eveline Rohregger, Austria, 1:32.055. Carolina Waidhofer-Dummer, Austria, 1:32.116. Libby Ludlow, Bellevue, WA, 1:32.317. Anna Prchal, Canada, 1:32.658. Sarah Schleper, Vail, CO, 1:32.749. Christine Lathrop, North Conway, NH, 1:33.2310. Stephanie Ouellet-Decoste, Canada, 1:33.8711. Kristina Duvillard, France, 1:33.9012. Alice Jones, Australia, 1:33.9513. Christiane Mitterwallner, Austria, 1:34.6214. Elisah Stephens, Park City, UT, 1:34.9615. Rachel Roosevelt, Storrs, CT, 1:34.99