Vail Daily column: Regaining the golden touch

Vail Daily column: Regaining the golden touch
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By Edward Stoner

New U.S. Ski Team women’s speed coach Stef Abplanalp sat the front of the room in the Chateau Lake Louise and looked out at the assembled group of nine athletes. His message was simple. “You had a good summer and fall of preparation. Now you’re ready to race. This week you need to show everyone that you really are the best speed team in the world!” A year earlier, those athletes sat in the very same room, looks of bewilderment on their faces. This was a group that had dominated women’s downhill for several years. But suddenly that speed was …

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