Viktoria Rebensburg took the win here for Germany. Interesting to me was the fact that she was on Nordica skis, a brand rarely seen, on the World Cup podium. Click any photo to enlarge.
The fastest women skiers in the world descended on Aspen this past weekend for the 2011 Women’s World Cup Winternational and the two days of racing were awesome to see. Actually, the whole weekend was a blast, starting with top-to-bottom skiing for Aspen’s opening day on Thanksgiving and going all the way through Sunday afternoon’s final slalom run. Here are a some shots I got from Saturday’s Giant Slalom race, where American Julia Mancuso finished 3rd:
Julia Mancuso pretty much nails this turn en route to 3rd place, the first podium finish here by an American in about six years. Nice work, Julia.
Julia Mancuso, smashes a gate further down the course on her second run.
Switzerland’s Dominique Gisin finished in 14th.
Jessica Lindell-Vikarby, from Sweden, was good for 10th.
Austria’s Anna Fenninger took 4th, looking pretty relaxed here.
Germany’s Maria Riesch, one of Christy’s favorites racers, miscalculated and blew out here and DNF’ed. She got some redemption the next day though, finishing 3rd in the slalom.
Austria’s Kathrin Zettel came in 21st. She was on the podium here in 2009.