Tina Maze at Lenzerheide slalom
Universal sports photo
In the closest women’s battle for the overall World Cup title since 2005, Maria Riesch now leads Lindsey Vonn by three points.
Tina Maze won her first World Cup slalom on slushy snow. Riesch placed 4th, gaining her 50 points for a total of 1,728 points, and Vonn came in 13th, which gave her 20 points to place her at 1,725 points for the overall title.
The overall title will be decided in Saturday’s Giant Slalom, after rainy weather forced cancellation of both the women’s Super-G and men’s GS, due to be run on Thursday.
Vonn earlier won the super-G title, and was disappointed when Thursday’s super-G was canceled, as she had high hopes to gaining points in the race.