Julia Mancuso won her first World Cup race of the season at the Germany’s Garmish super-G on Sunday. It was a burly course that threw 14 racers off course, including Lindsey Vonn and every other American that tried it.
With Julia’s win in Super-G and Lindsey Vonn’s win in the Downhill the American gals swept the Garmish competition. The last time Lindsey and Julia swept up the place was Dec. 19-20, 2006 in Cortina d’Ampezzo, Italy.
The USA is throwing down in ski racing this year. Is this the golden age of USA ski racing?
This was Julia’s 6th career World Cup win.
“At this point in my career, I really want to win. I go into every race with that attitude and I knew that today – just like the other super G’s – you have to put it all on the line. You can’t hold back at all if you want to win a super G. When I crossed the finish line, I thought, ‘if that wasn’t good enough, then I don’t know what is.’” – Julia Mancuso
Well, it was good enough and we are all stoked for ya. You represent the USA and CA well.
Julia crushed the course despite it being a tricky one graced with glorious flat light.
“It was very difficult, I really couldn’t see much, but that was what you had to do – you had to go for it. I knew that I kept my speed the whole way despite a couple of mistakes. I stayed in there, it was a rough ride, but I managed to make it to the finish. You had to go fast and not care where you are. I like to see – it’s better when it’s sunny – but it gives me an advantage, because I know I can perform in difficult conditions.” – Julia Mancuso
“The course was set really fast, besides a couple of turns, and I knew I had to push myself to the limit and make those technical sections clean, then it was just a case of trying to go as fast as possible” – Julia Mancuso
Lindsey had this to say about the Super-G on Sunday.
“I’m not sad or disappointed. Yesterday was an amazing day and I’m really proud of the way I’m skiing right now. I’m third in the giant slalom World Cup and I’ve never been in that position before. I’m going there [Soldeu] to win. The giant slalom World Cup title is definitely a goal.” – Lindsey Vonn
Audi FIS Alpine World Cup
Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany – Feb. 5, 2012
Women’s Super G
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