U.S. Team Pulls Out
CRANS MONTANA, Switzerland (AP) — The U.S. ski team, including overall World Cup leader Mikaela Shiffrin and Lindsey Vonn, pulled out of today's Alpine combined race because of dangerous conditions on the course. After watching three racers fall at nearly the same point in the super-G part of the race, the U.S. ski federation announced that the American team would not compete.
Vonn wrote on Twitter, "I'm not racing today. This is not safe."
Shiffrin holds more than a 400-point lead in the standings over the next active challenger, Sofia Goggia of Italy. Defending champion Laura Gut, in second place, is out for the rest of the season after injuring her knee two weeks ago.