Vonn crashes at Crans-Montana, Jansrud extends downhill lead


Lindsey Vonn crashed out of the Alpine Skiing World Cup super-G at Crans-Montana, a day after refusing to race in the Alpine combined due to safety concerns.

World Cup leader Mikaela Shiffrin and four-time overall champion Vonn each opted not to take part in Friday's combined event, the latter hitting out at the International Ski Federation for not listening to their concerns.

And Vonn was unable to improve her points tally on Saturday as she careered off course and skidded into the barriers. Shiffrin, meanwhile, could only manage 13th in her fifth career World Cup super-G start.

Ilka Stuhec took the 100 points as her time of one minute and 21.78 seconds proved enough to beat Elena Curtoni and Stephanie Venier to top spot.

In the men's downhill at Kvitfjell, there was joy for the home fans as Kjetil Jansrud increased his lead over Peter Fill in the discipline standings with victory.

Jansrud edged out Fill by just 0.08 secs with a time of 1:47.63. Switzerland's Beat Feuz was third.

The Norwegian now leads the downhill standings by 33 points from Fill.