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Ladies' Combined: Ramona Siebenhofer leads women's combined, Vonn eighth

Siebenhofer leads women's combined, Vonn eighth

08/02/2019 at 10:44Updated 08/02/2019 at 15:34

Ramona Sibernhofer will take a narrow lead into the slalom section of the ladies' Combined event at the World Skiing Championship in Åre, after topping the times in the Downhill.

Favourites Wendy Holdener and Petra Vlhova are also in good positions while Olympic Downhill champion Ilka Stuhec was just 0.01secs behind Siebenhofer - who clocked a time of 1:12.71secs - in second and Ragnhild Mowinckel was a further 0.05 back in third.

Video - Siebenhofer takes top time by 0.01secs in Downhill run of Combined


Lindsey Vonn initially went top after her run, despite sporting a black eye from her terrible crash in the Super-G earlier in the week, but slowly slipped down the leaderboard to eighth.

Video - Vonn all smiles after 'training run' in Combined


"It was OK. I was definitely really stiff out of the start," Vonn, sporting a black eye from Tuesday's crash, told Eurosport. "I've been having some rib problems, my rib's out.

" From the first jump down it was pretty decent and it was a good test for me because this is obviously a race for the other girls and it's good to see kind of where I stack up."

"I have another gear left to go and I'm just going to rest tomorrow and be ready for Sunday," said the 34-year-old.

Sunday's downhill will be the final race of the former Olympic champion's career after she announced her retirement last week.

The slalom leg will start at 3.15pm UK time.