Vonn doubles down for second World Cup downhill win in two days at Lake Louise

Lindsey Vonn wins her second World Cup downhill in a row.

Lindsey Vonn is on a downhill roll of epic proportions, winning her second World Cup Downhill on Saturday (Dec. 3) in as many days at Lake Louise in Alberta.

The American again smoked the field, leaving second-place finisher Marie Marchand-Arvier of France a distant 1.68 seconds off her blistering pace of 1:51:35. Remember the rivalry Vonn had with Maria Hoefl-Riesch in past years? Not so much any more, as Hoefl-Riesch wound up a distant 2:08 back. Learn where Julia Mancuso and the rest of the field finished by reading this story.

The Men’s World Cup race was terrific on Saturday on the Birds of Prey course at Beaver Creek, just not as successful for the Americans. Swiss skier Sandro Villeta surprised many by winning the Super G, followed by Aksel Lund Svindal and fellow Swiss, Beat Feuz, who earned his third podium of the season.

Bode Miller survived a mistake to finish, but could not regain enough time to follow up his downhill win on Friday. Ted Ligety, normally the strongest U.S. Super G skier, did not finish. Learn more about all the racers by reading this story from SkiRacing.com.

FRIDAY, DEC. 2

Lindsey Vonn crushed the field in a downhill at Lake Louise on Friday. Learn more. And it was an American double-play as Bode Miller secured a thrilling victory on Friday on the Birds of Prey course in Beaver Creek. Learn more.

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