The queen is back!

What a great weekend for Lindsey: Lindsey claimed victory in just her second race back after almost a year out because of injury!

Lindsey cracks Top 10 in her first race!

On Friday (Dec. 5), Lindsey gave her comeback in her „living room” in Lake Louise/CAN and she skied to an impressive 8th place in a time of 1:51:83. Tina Maze from Slovenia won the first downhill of the season in 1:50:58, ahead of Austria’s Anna Fenninger and Tina Weireither from Liechtenstein.
Lindsey was performing really well – while a little clumsy and cautious in the gliding sections she usually relishes, she showed her sheer class was intact, even leading the way at the intermediate timing halfway down before faltering near the bottom.
It is a great success considering that this was Lindsey’s first competitive ski run since her second right knee surgery in less than a year in January 2014.
“I think I’m ready to go faster now,” Lindsey said right after the race. “For the first day back, I think it was a very solid result and I’m definitely happy with it. Every race I’m going to build more and more confidence.” And she definitely showed this in her second race…

Lake Louise stays “Lake Lindsey”

On Saturday (Dec. 6), in a second downhill in Lake Louise, Lindsey earned her first World Cup win in nearly two years, an authoritative victory that was the 60th of her World Cup career and her 15th victory in Lake Louise. What an unbelievable comeback!
Lindsey finished in a time of one minute 50.48 seconds, nearly half a second (+0,49) ahead of USA team mate Stacey Cook and another American, Julia Mancuso, in third.
Lindsey charged throughout Saturday’s race, absorbing bumps and terrain changes without coming out of her aerodynamic tuck. Lindsey took an aggressive line down the mountain, her hands reaching toward the front of her skis to maximize her speed. Lindsey yelled “Yes!!” after she crossed the line and saw the time that put her into first place, then she fell to the snow in joy
“I fought so hard to be back where I am, at the top of the podium,” Lindsey said after her 60th World Cup victory. “It means the world to me, it’s just unbelievable. It’s like a dream day.”
Clinching her 60th World Cup victory, Lindsey is now only two wins short of the all-time record of 62 held by Austria’s Annemarie Moser-Proell.

Lindsey takes 2nd in Lake Louise Super-G

What a smashing success: Lindsey finished second in a World Cup Super-G in Lake Louise on Sunday (Dec. 7), completing her first weekend of races this year with two podium results.
Lindsey was 0.37 of a second slower than Swiss winner Lara Gut, who finished in a time of 1:18.46 Slovenia’s Tina Maze finished third. (+ 0.81)
Lindsey skied aggressively and pretty clean on the top, but her timing wasn’t quite right and she was late on some turns. “A solid day and a phenomenal weekend,” Lindsey said after the Super-G in Lake Louise.

The women’s FIS World Cup continues with Giant Slalom on Friday (Dec. 12) and a Slalom on Saturday (Dec. 13) in Are/ Sweden. The next World Cup women’s downhill takes place on Dec. 20-21 in Val d’Isere/France,though a lack of snow may force it to be moved to a different venue.



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