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Germany's Hoefl-Riesch wins 2nd consecutive World Cup downhill to take overall lead; Vonn 11th

12/07/2013 04:49 EST | Updated 02/06/2014 05:59 EST
LAKE LOUISE, Alta. - Maria Hoefl-Riesch of Germany won her second consecutive World Cup downhill on Saturday to take the lead in the overall standings.

The double gold medallist at the Vancouver Olympics and 2011 overall World Cup champion covered the course in 1 minute, 55.09 seconds on an afternoon when the temperature at the finish was below minus-15 degrees (minus-25 C). Hoefl-Riesch also won a downhill on Friday.

Tina Weirather of Liechtenstein, who was disqualified on Friday for wearing an arm protector over her ski suit, came in second in 1:55.43. Anna Fenninger of Austria was third in 1:55.56.

Lindsey Vonn of the U.S., the reigning Olympic downhill champion, finished 11th of 60 skiers in 1:56.35. It was the second race of her comeback after reconstructive knee surgery 10 months ago.

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