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marzo 10, 2017 - Red Bull

Vonn misses out again

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American second behind Goggia in 2018 PyeongChang Games super-G test.

Lindsey Vonn was just edged out by in-form Italian Sofia Goggia in the PyeongChang super-G test #event for next year’s Winter Games, one day after the exact same podium in the downhill test #event.

The 32-year-old has returned from an injury-marred 2016 with impressive performances on the FIS World Cup circuit and recent FIS World Championships.

Her bronze medal in the FIS World Championships downhill at St. Moritz came on the back of her FIS World Cup downhill victory at Garmisch in January.

This time around in South Korea, Vonn saw Slovenian Ilka Stuhec post the time to beat of 1:20.86 from the top of the mountain after being given a late start time.

Italian Federica Brignone managed to push Stuhec close, however her compatriot Goggia eclipsed her with a stunning time of 1:20.35 to take the lead.

Vonn charged out the start gate two slots later to give Goggia something to think about, nevertheless she agonisingly missed out again by 0.04s with Stuhec eventually having to settle for another third place.

Stuhec now leads the FIS super-G title race with one race left from Tina Weirather, Viktoria Rebensburg finishing Sunday's race down in seventh place.

Goggia won Saturday's downhill test #event with Vonn first down the mountain to set an imposing time of 1:38.87, which Stuhec just failed to beat.

Goggia, though, has attacked recent courses like no other skier and, fifth out the start gate, she nicked the lead from Vonn by 0.07s.

Vonn’s fellow Americans Laurenne Ross and Stacey Cook both clocked impressive times, either side of Canadian Tamara Tippler, however Goggia held on for victory and the 100 FIS World Cup downhill points on offer.

Goggia now needs to win the final downhill race of the season in Aspen and hope Stuhec doesn’t finish to have any chance of overall FIS World Cup downhill victory.

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