Stuhec first, Vonn third on final day of women’s downhill training |

Stuhec first, Vonn third on final day of women’s downhill training

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Slovenia's Ilka Stuhec eases up in the finish area after a training run at the women's World Cup downhill ski race Tuesday, March 14, 2017, in Aspen, Colo. (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley)
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American Lindsey Vonn improved on the second day of women’s downhill training on Aspen Mountain, finishing third Tuesday in the skiers’ final taste of the course before the World Cup Finals officially gets underway Wednesday.

Slovenia’s Ilka Stuhec, who leads Italy’s Sofia Goggia by 97 points in the discipline standings, was first Tuesday with a time of 1 minute, 37.88 seconds. Stuhec was second in Monday’s first run.

Goggia, who was fourth Monday, was second Tuesday, 0.89 seconds behind Stuhec. Vonn was third, 0.96 back of Stuhec. Vonn, who is battling an illness that leaves her winded, was sixth in the first training run.

“I thought I skied well today. For some reason I’m really slow on top, so I have to look at my flats,” Vonn said Tuesday. “I’m not sure what’s going on up there. But I thought I skied the turns really well and executed the line where I made mistakes yesterday.”

The women’s downhill race is scheduled for 11 a.m. Wednesday.

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