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Austrian women rule World Cup downhill training

December 4, 2014

LAKE LOUISE, Alberta (AP) — Austrians Anna Fenninger and Mirjam Puchner were fastest and U.S. star Lindsey Vonn was 13th in the final training run for the season-opening World Cup women’s downhill on Thursday.

Fenninger was timed in 1 minute, 50.29 seconds and Puchner in 1:50.69. Americans Stacey Cook, Julia Mancuso and Laurenne Ross were third to fifth, respectively.

Vonn’s last World Cup was last December in Val d’Isere, France, where she failed to finish a downhill.

The first two women’s downhills of the World Cup season are on Friday and Saturday followed by Sunday’s super-G.

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