Lindsey Vonn is back on form after her self-imposed Christmas break.
She may have struggled a bit on her return last week in St Anton, but the American dominated the Cortina d’Ampezzo for a third time on Saturday.
She had already won at the Italian resort in 2008 and 2010.
The 28-year-old claimed her 58th career world cup win in a time of one minute 38.25 seconds.
This victory adds to to her comfortable lead in the downhill world cup, a title she has won for the last five seasons.
The overall world cup leader Tina Maze finished second 0.43 seconds adrift.
The Slovenian now has a seemingly unbridgeable 670 point lead over Germany’s Maria Hoefl-Riesch who failed to complete the course.
Third place went to Vonn’s compatriot Leanne Smith who finished 0.89 seconds off the pace.
Having two Americans on the podium will be a huge confidence booster for the team, as this is the last downhill competition before the Schladming world championships in two weeks’ time.
- 1Bolt and Gatlin ready for 200 metre final at Beijing
- 2Bolt dominates 200m to complete the world championship sprint double
- 3Double gold win for Japan at World Judo Championships
- 4IAAF Championships Beijing: Two Kenyan runners test positive for doping
- 5Flores wins in Tahiti five years after last major surf victory
- 1euronews live TV - News | euronews : the latest international news as video on demand
- 2International breaking news | euronews online world breaking news in video
- 3Caught red-handed: the Russian Major fighting in Ukraine
- 4International news | euronews, latest international news
- 5Video footage shows massive explosion in Tianjin, China
- 6Ukraine puts top Russian general Gerasimov on ‘most wanted’ list
- 7Latest News Bulletin
- 8Why World Elephant Day matters
- 9Who came out top in the US Republican television debate?
- 10UK: at least 7 dead after plane crashes into road in Brighton
- 11Snowden, Assange and Manning statues unveiled in Berlin
- 12Virginia:TV journalist and cameraman shot dead live on air
- 13ISIL militant group claims to have killed Croatian hostage in Egypt
- 14Earth Overshoot Day…Pushing Mother Nature too far
- 15Windows 10, three weeks on: the good, the bad and the ugly
- 16Bringing the trolls out of the dark: Russian ‘troll’ awarded 1 rouble damages
- 17As ‘Daily Show’ Jon Stewart’s tenure ends, scholars say goodbye to their research topic
- 18Momentum for Mars: Astronauts say mission is inevitable
- 19Migrant crisis pushing Greek island of Kos to the limit
- 20Who are the six EU countries with shortest memories on migration?
Vuelta a Espana: Lindeman wins stage seven as Froome loses time on title rivals
Judo World Championships: Emane claims third career world title
Bartoletta wins second world long jump gold as Schippers sprints to 200m title
Messi named Europe’s best player
Champions League group stage draw: Man Utd avoid heavyweights on return
Wires > Sport
- 23:21 CET Two more milestones for Mourinho
- 22:33 CET De Bruyne-less Wolfsburg hit three goals past Schalke
- 21:42 CET Trump says ‘no interest’ in buying Pope’s favourite football team
- 20:53 CET Presidents Cup must emulate Ryder – Price
- 20:46 CET Everton sign Uruguayan striker Rodriguez
- 20:09 CET Judge releases Argentine FIFA suspects from house arrest
- 19:41 CET Platini ducks FIFA talk, praises his work at UEFA
- 19:19 CET Meyer names nine former World Cup winners in squad