Vonn leads super-G run of World Cup combined; Shiffrin rests

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Vonn leads super-G run of World Cup combined; Shiffrin rests
United States' Lindsey Vonn speeds down the course during the first run of alpine ski, women's World Cup combined race, in Lenzerheide, Switzerland, Friday, Jan. 26, 2018. (AP Photo/Alessandro Trovati)

LENZERHEIDE, Switzerland (AP) — Lindsey Vonn was fastest in the opening super-G run of an Alpine combined event Friday, chasing her 80th World Cup win.

The American racer was especially quick after midway and finished 0.60 seconds ahead of Federica Brignone of Italy.

Third-place Ragnhild Mowinckel of Norway was 0.65 seconds behind before the afternoon slalom.

Three racers were tied in fourth place, 0.71 behind: world champion Wendy Holdener, Switzerland teammate Lara Gut and Marta Bassino of Italy.

Holdener is the best slalom skier among the contenders.

Friday’s combined replaces one abandoned because of poor weather in St. Moritz in December.

Mikaela Shiffrin, the overall World Cup leader, is skipping the race to focus on scheduled weekend events in giant slalom and slalom.