Shiffrin Extends Overall World Cup Lead in Lake Louise
Mikaela Shiffrin snagged another top-10 result in Lake Louise, taking 10th place in the super-G and continuing to build her seemingly insurmountable World Cup overall lead.
After days of battling heavy snowfall and tough conditions, the typical cold weather and sunshine descended on Lake Louise, Alberta, to wrap up the first World Cup speed weekend of the season. Viktoria Rebensburg of Germany took her fourth World Cup super-G win, while exciting Italian youngster Nicol Delago skied from bib 31 to second place. Corinne Suter of Switzerland was third.
Mikaela skied a solid race but made a small error in her line prior to the pitch, which cost her time. “It’s one of the trickiest events—may be the trickiest event—because you only get one run and you don’t get training,” she said of super-G. “The speeds are high, but the technique is kind of similar to GS. You have this combination of everything wrapped into one event and you have to nail it on the first run. You can’t back off—you have to go full attack, full aggression, but still precise. There’s a fine line between how much time a mistake costs versus creating speed.”
After finishing second and 10th in Saturday and Friday’s downhills, respectively, Shiffrin holds a 237-point lead in the overall World Cup standings over Rebensburg as the World Cup heads to Europe.
Rounding out the Land Rover U.S. Alpine Ski Team, Alice Mckennis also threw down a great result, taking 13th place to cap off a strong first weekend back from injury. Alice Merryweather finished in the points for the third time this weekend in 23rd place. Jacqueline Wiles was 32nd.
The Lake Louise races closed out the North American part of the 2019-20 FIS Alpine World Cup tour, with the women heading to St. Moritz, Switzerland for super-G and parallel slalom races.
Women’s World Cup
HOW TO WATCH
All times EST
Sunday, Dec. 8
5:00 p.m. - Men’s giant slalom, Xfinity Birds of Prey, Beaver Creek, Colo. - NBC*
6:00 p.m. - Women’s super-G, Lake Louise, Alberta - NBCSN*
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