21 december 2006

Audi FIS Ski World Cup: Afdaling vrouwen Val d'Isere (2)

Lindsey Kildow made it two wins in as many days for the United States at Val d'Isere as she claimed victory in the second downhill of the week at the French resort.

Following Julia Mancuso's success, Kildow claimed her second victory of the season after producing a storming run on the O.K. course to win by over a second from her compatriot.

A stomach condition restricted to her third place on Tuesday but the 22-year-old from Colorado was suffering no ill effects as she posted a time of 1:38.06 for the sixth victory of her career and her second at Val d'Isere.

She was almost 3kmh quicker than anybody else going through the speed gun, following the difficult compression bend, and wearing bib number 30 was virtually assured of her victory as she crossed the finishing line.

Mancuso produced another attacking run to move into third in the downhill standings.

Anja Paerson has yet to win a World Cup race this season and had to settle for the third after the Swede makes a massive mistake coming out of the compression and almost landed in the safety netting.

She was two tenths slower than Mancuso with Goetschl fourth ahead of local girl Ingrid Jacquemod who was fifth for the second day in succession.

Goetschl leapfrogged compatriot Nicole Hosp at the top of the World Cup overall standings with her performance.

Bron : eurosport.com

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