Americans disappointed at women’s downhill

Americans disappointed at women’s downhill
Local News

By Chris Freud

BEAVER CREEK — Soft conditions and a twisty downhill course kept the American women’s speed team off the podium Friday, but the home crowds gave them no shortage of support just the same.There were high hopes for the team going into the downhill, and at the end of the race, the best American finish was Lindsey Vonn in fifth, followed by Julia Mancuso in 16th, Laurenne Ross in 17th and Stacey Cook in 19th.Although conditions were calm and sunny, with fast snow, American racers seemed unable to master the demanding, turning course. Many racers throughout the day lost significant time …

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