Lindsey Vonn eyes history in Cortina d’Ampezzo


Lindsey Vonn could tie and break the women’s record for most Alpine skiing World Cup wins this weekend at her second-most successful course on the circuit in Cortina d’Ampezzo, Italy.

Vonn has 61 victories, one behind the mark held by retired Austrian legend Annemarie Moser-Proell.

Vonn has three races this weekend — a downhill Friday, a downhill Saturday and a super-G Sunday at a site where she won seven times, including in six of her last 10 starts in Cortina.

Vonn is in form, too, posting the fastest training run Thursday, by .12 over countrywoman Julia Mancuso and .18 over Tina Maze, the only other woman to win a World Cup downhill this season.

Vonn’s father, step mom, mother, step dad and younger sister Laura will be on hand to watch her go for the record this weekend, according to The Associated Press.

“My mom is actually coming here with her ticket for Sochi that she exchanged,” Vonn said, according to the AP. “I think she was one of the only people that bought that trip insurance that you can buy on Expedia.”

In December, Vonn won two of her first four races in her comeback from a second major knee surgery, which knocked her out of the Sochi Olympics. She eyed the wins record last week before uncooperative weather postponed a downhill and super-G in Bad Kleinkirchheim, Austria.

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