Vonn ready to tackle La Thuile hill again


Lindsey Vonn suffered no injury as she crashed out of the FIS Alpine Skiing World Cup downhill in La Thuile on Friday and is ready to race the course again on Saturday.

The American lost the overall lead in Italy as she was pushing to catch Lara Gut's impressive time, Vonn crashing out of the race as she lost a ski in the third sector of the course.

Vonn had been marginally quicker than her Swiss rival up to that point, but her failure to finish ensured Gut moved ahead of her in the overall standings by 13 points.

It also meant Vonn missed the chance to move closer to an eighth downhill globe of her career, but she could seal it on Saturday in the penultimate race of the discipline this season.

"Well...today wasn't the best day...my ski came off when I hit some icy bumps in the course," she posted on Instagram.

"On a positive note, I'm not hurt so that makes me happy and I will live to ski another day! Tomorrow is another race and another opportunity. #imreadyforround2"

Speaking after the race, Vonn revealed her disappointment at failing to finish the 2,503-metre course, and hopes her equipment serves her better when they return to La Thuile.

"I was a little bit inside with my body position and my ski just came off," she said. "I am definitely disappointed. I thought I was skiing pretty well. It happened very quickly.

"Besides the weather that [equipment failure] is the one thing you cannot control. I did my job and hopefully tomorrow my skis will also do their job.

"I am really confused about how this happened actually. So I have to watch the video again. Normally none of this should happen. But tomorrow is another chance to get revenge on this hill."