Vonn forced to settle for second in World Cup overall when race canceled, Riesch awarded title

Maria Riesch hoists the winner's trophy after giant slalom cancellation.

Really? This is how World Cup officials wanted the thrilling race for the women’s overall season championships to end? With a cancellation of the giant slalom and the awarding of the prize to Maria Riesch for not racing? Even if there was a day left in the weekend to ski for Lindsey Vonn?

Really. In a stunning move, the three-time defending champion was denied the chance to overtake her friend and rival when the giant slalom was called off because of poor snow conditions in Lenzerheide, Switzerland. “The cancellation of this race doesn’t just hurt me, it hurts the fans and the sport of ski racing as a whole,” Vonn said.

We couldn’t agree more. Read more about the race cancellation and also this column decrying the decision. Here’s where to find previous results from this weekend.

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