At the Audi FIS Alpine World Cup downhill in Bad Kleinkirchheim, Austria, Julia Mancuso (Squaw Valley, CA) stormed to second and led three Americans into the top 10, "It was very difficult and I was hoping for the win, but you had to hold on and fight," said Julia.
World Cup overall and downhill leader Lindsey Vonn (Vail, CO) survived a big mistake right out of the starting gate to finish fourth, missing the podium by a mere five hundredths but still keeping her overall lead. Reigning downhill World Champion Austrian Elisabeth Goergl of Austria won for her first World Cup downhill victory.
Mancuso's podium finish was her best in downhill since winning World Cup Finals last March. She has now been on the World Cup podium for downhill, super G and giant slalom this season. Lindsey Vonn fourth still kept her in the overall WC lead.