The ‘Lindsey Vonn Express’ rolls to Super G World Cup win in Bulgaria

Lindsey Vonn skiing to a Super G victory in Bulgaria.

So much for increasing competition between Lindsey Vonn and her closest longtime rival. On Sunday (Feb. 26) the American superstar overcame a mid-course mistake to win a Super G in Bansko, Bulgaria. Vonn now has four World Cup wins in Super G for the season and is close to adding the season title in that discipline to those she already has won in Downhill and Super Combined.

Fellow American Julia Mancuso ran a strong eighth, but Vonn rival Maria Hoefl-Riesch only managed to place sixth after winning last weekend’s downhill and showing well in training for the downhill that was canceled on Saturday owing to high wind. Vonn also set a career record for Super G wins with the victory. See whose record she broke and learn about the other top finishers by reading this story.

SATURDAY (Feb. 25): High winds wiped out the scheduled World Cup downhill on Saturday in Bansko, Bulgari, depriving us of what figured to be an epic matchup between Maria Hoefl-Riesch and Lindsey Vonn.

The two previous days of training suggested it would be a dogfight. The German star, who won her first downhill of the season last weekend in Sochi, topped training both days with Vonn running second both days (the second by a closer margin). Officials attempted to get the race in, but ultimately had to concede winds were too strong. With one downhill race left in the season, the results look great for the American team in this discipline. Read why.

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