Goggia wins World Cup downhill marred by faulty race timing
CRANS-MONTANA, Switzerland (AP) — Olympic champion Sofia Goggia won the first World Cup downhill of the post-Lindsey Vonn era on Saturday, when a malfunctioning race timing system fell short of...
GENEVA (AP) — The younger brother of Alpine skier Lara Gut is leaving the Switzerland team to race for neighboring Liechtenstein.
The Swiss ski federation says Ian Gut wants to find new impetus in his career after several seasons in the lower ranks of the national team.
The 23-year-old Gut represented Switzerland at the 2012 Youth Winter Olympics but never raced on the World Cup circuit. He already has a passport from Liechtenstein, a principality of about 37,000 people.
CRANS MONTANA, Switzerland (AP) — Tina Weirather won a World Cup super-G Saturday to overtake Lara Gut for first place in the discipline's standings with one race left
The Olympic bronze medalist from Liechtenstein overtook Gut to go top of the standings. Weirather will carry a 46-point lead over her Swiss rival, who finished the race in seventh, into the final event on March 15 at the World Cup finals in Are, Sweden.
Injured Alpine ski racers miss years, not days, at a time
JEONGSEON, South Korea (AP) — Just the thought of being at the Olympics on Tuesday made Swiss ski racer Lara Gut smile broadly, and that had nothing to do with it being the last opportunity to train for the downhill, an event in which she earned a bronze at the 2014 Sochi Games.
Brignone dedicates WCup super-G win to Fanchini; Vonn 9th
BAD KLEINKIRCHHEIM, Austria (AP) — After winning a women's World Cup super-G, Federica Brignone dedicated her victory to Italian teammate Elena Fanchini on Saturday.
The 32-year-old Fanchini had to end her season because of a tumor, forcing her out of her fourth Olympics in Pyeongchang next month.
"She is always with us, she is missing. For sure, we are all upset. This (win) was for her," said Brignone, adding she hoped her triumph "can help Elena to recover better."
Swiss skier Lara Gut set for early comeback from knee injury
SOELDEN, Austria (AP) — Swiss skier Lara Gut is set for an early return from a knee injury and plans to compete in Saturday's World Cup giant slalom.
Initially working toward a comeback in late November, the 2016 overall champion posted on her Facebook page: "Hey, see you tomorrow in Soelden."
Gut tore an ACL at the world championships in St. Moritz eight months ago.
World Cup winner Lara Gut tears ACL in training crash
ST. MORITZ, Switzerland (AP) — Swiss skier Lara Gut will miss the rest of the world championships after tearing the ACL in her left knee in a race warmup on Friday.
Gut crashed while practicing for a slalom run in the combined event, where she was favored to finish with a medal after placing third in the opening downhill portion.
The 25-year-old overall World Cup champion was airlifted from the course and taken to a hospital in St. Moritz.
Downhill training lost to weather on 1st day of ski worlds
ST. MORITZ, Switzerland (AP) — Bad weather kept Lindsey Vonn, Lara Gut, and all the women's speed skiers off the course on the opening day of the ski world championships at St. Moritz.
Downhill training sessions for the women and men were wiped out on a blustery, overcast Monday after heavy recent snowfalls.
"There was way too much loose snow on the track and it was too windy. It was a difficult day," race director Atle Skaardal said.
US skier Shiffrin wins city event to boost overall WCup lead
STOCKHOLM (AP) — In absence of her main rival, Mikaela Shiffrin strengthened her position in the race for the overall World Cup title Tuesday by winning a parallel slalom city event, while Linus Strasser became the surprise winner of the men's competition.
A day after downhill win, Vonn struggles to 9th in super-G
A day after winning a downhill, Lindsey Vonn discovered how far she has to go to regain her dominance in super-G as she returns from two major injuries.
For now, defending overall World Cup champion Lara Gut remains the skier to beat in super-G.
Swiss racer Gut extended her perfect run in super-G this season with a comfortable win Sunday in Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany, while Vonn struggled to a ninth-place finish.
Worley wins World Cup GS after Shiffrin loses 1st-run lead
MARIBOR, Slovenia (AP) — Giant slalom specialist Tessa Worley got back to winning ways on Saturday, clinching a French record 11th career win in her favorite discipline.
Worley had been beaten by Mikaela Shiffrin at two GS races last week. But with the American leading again after the opening leg, Worley used a near-perfect final run to grab her third win of the season.
Goggia fastest in World Cup downhill training run
VAL D'ISERE, France (AP) — Italian skier Sofia Goggia was fastest in the second World Cup downhill training session on Thursday, nearly one second ahead of defending overall champion Lara Gut.
Goggia was .31 seconds ahead of Cornelia Huetter and .85 clear of Gut on the Oreiller-Killy course in the French Alps.
Goggia has started the season with four podium finishes, including second in a downhill in Canada this month.
Before this season, her best career finish was fourth.
Worley wins 2nd straight giant slalom as Shiffrin loses lead
SESTRIERE, Italy (AP) — Tessa Worley won her second straight World Cup giant slalom Saturday after first-run leader Mikaela Shiffrin struggled in her second trip down the 2006 Turin Olympics course.
Charging after placing third in the opening run, Worley captured her 10th career giant slalom win to match the French record set by Carole Merle between 1988 and 1993.