The second women's Super G of the CIBC Nor Am Cup series at Lake Louise got underway under sunny skies on Tuesday. American Bryna McCarty repeated Monday's results by coming out on top of the 63-strong field of competitors, posting a time of one minute, 12.55.The 20-year-old Vermont native had another good day on the Lake Louise course.
“I am very happy to be first again,” said McCarty at the finish. “The course was much faster than yesterday. In the start, I really concentrated on skiing the best I know how. I didn't change anything – I skied very relaxed, and felt really comfortable.”
Her team mate, 19-year-old Stacey Cook, finished second, crossing the finish line in 1:12.81.
“The course was faster and more fun today. It was a bigger challenge, and I fought well,” said the young Californian. “I wanted to forget yesterday's mistakes and I really skied well, much more relaxed. And this awesome sun really helped.”
Another American – Lauren Van Ness – helped complete the American podium sweep by finishing third in 1:13.13.
Christina Risler of Whistler, BC and the Canadian Alpine Ski Team, was the top Canadian of the day, finishing fifth in 1:13.42.
“The radio message from my team mate really helped,” said Risler. “I knew I had to attack and I was very comfortable on my skis from the start. I really gave it the maximum for this race, and I'm very happy with the result.”
The CIBC Nor Am Cup continues Wednesday through Friday with downhill training for men and women, followed by downhill races on Saturday and Sunday, and the men's Super G next Monday and Tuesday.
Three Canadian men were in the top-10 at Beaver Creek. While the best Canadian women finished 5-6-7 in Lake Louise, their male counterparts were 6-7-8 at Beaver Creek for the men's Nor Am Super G.
Vincent Lavoie, of Cap Rouge, Que., was the fastest Canadian of the day, finishing 53-hundredths behind the leader Steven Nyman of the U.S. Calgary's Brad Spence was close behind in 7th, while Monday's bronze-medallist Fran