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Mancuso 2nd in SG, now 3rd overall

CORTINA DAMPEZZO, Italy – Julia Mancuso of Olympic Valley ignored tricky visibility to finish second in a super G on Sunday, vaulting her into third place overall in the World Cup standings. Teammate Lindsey Vonn was fifth, holding onto her No. 2 spot in the standings, and Stacey Cook of Truckee finished 13th.Maria Holaus of Austria won the super G with a time of 1:24.63 over the 2.3-kilometer run. Mancusos fifth podium of the season came in 1:23.83. Defending World Cup overall champion Nicole Hosp of Austria finished third in 1:24.91. Vonn finished in 1:24.93 and Cook 1:25.42) in the sunny, 40-degree weather.After 20 races, Hosp leads the overall points with 759. Vonn is second at 683 and Mancuso third (639).Mancuso, who won here a year ago, said she is partial to the Cortina SG course.Theres so much different terrain here, she said. A lot of super Gs arent really that varied, but Cortina has it all. It gets fast in some sections; there are little jumps and rolls, and it changes direction a lot. Its so much more interesting with the terrain and the flow with the course.

Vonn, the World Cup downhill leader, won a downhill run at Cortina dAmpezzo on Saturday for her fourth win of the season and 11th of her career. Mancuso was seventh.Vonn led from the start as she overtook Mancuso to win with a time of 1:36.70. Downhill world champion Anja Paerson of Sweden was second in 1:37.53, with Canadian Emily Brydon completing the podium. Its Vonns eighth World Cup DH triumph, putting her one back of childhood idol Picabo Street and Truckees Daron Rahlves as the most successful U.S. downhiller. She also has won two super Gs (Bode Miller has won five times) and a super combined.Mancuso covered the 2.8K course in 1:38.18, while Cook finished 27th in 1:39.99.

1. Maria Holaus, Austria, 1:24.632. Julia Mancuso, Olympic Valley, 1:24.833. Nicole Hosp, Austria, 1:24.914. Emily Brydon, Canada, 1:24.925. Lindsey Vonn, Vail, Colo., 1:24.93-13. Stacey Cook, Mammoth Mountain, 1:25.4235. Libby Ludlow, Bellevue, Wash., 1:26.7239. Leanne Smith, Conway, N.H., 1:27.1342. Megan McJames, Park City, Utah, 1:27.42



1. Lindsey Vonn, Vail, Colo., 1:36.702. Anja Paerson, Sweden, 1:37.533. Emily Brydon, Canada, 1:37.904. Kelly VanderBeek, Canada, 1:37.945. Renate Goetschl, Austria, 1:37.96-7. Julia Mancuso, Olympic Valley, 1:38.1827. Stacey Cook, Mammoth Mountain, 1:39.9929. Libby Ludlow, Bellevue, Wash., 1:40.0833. Leanne Smith, Conway, N.H., 1:40.6340. Megan McJames, Park City, Utah, 1:41.66


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