Riesch 4th in slalom, edges ahead of Vonn for World Cup title with one race to go

Maria Riesch has a razor-thin lead

It’s come down to this: Maria Riesch leads Lindsey Vonn by the slimmest of margins with one race to go in the World Cup season. The German finished fourth in Friday’s slalom while the American ran 13th, meaning a three-point edge for Riesch going into Saturday’s season-ending race in Switzerland. See what the competitors had to say.

THURSDAY

Storms wiped out Thursday’s Super G in Switzerland, so it’s down to two races to decide the overall World Cup season title between Lindsey Vonn and Maria Riesch. Given Vonn’s strength in Super G, that might give the German a slight advantage in giant slalom and slalom races left. Read more.

WEDNESDAY

Julia Mancuso can’t win for winning. The American won her first World Cup race in four years, a downhill in Lenzerheide, Switzerland, but the big news focused on fourth-place finisher Lindsey Vonn. That’s because the points Vonn earned pushed her past Maria Riesch, who she once trailed by more than 200 points, for the overall World Cup lead. Find out how she did it and learn about the battle in the season’s remaining three races.

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