The official kick-off of the 2004 World Cup Finals at Sestrieres, Italy, is two days away, but the world's top-25 women downhill racers already have two training runs under their belts.

It was American Lindsey Kildow who set the fastest pace in Monday's training, following up her fifth-place performance from Sunday. Kildow finished in one minute, 45.73 seconds.

Fernie, BC's Emily Brydon – who's had a stellar year in World Cup speed racing this season – is the lone Canadian to have qualified for the downhill. She is ranked 11th coming into Wednesday's final women's downhill of the season.

Brydon, who was 17th in Sunday's training, finished 16th on Monday with a time of 1:48.16.

A final women's downhill training run will be held on Tuesday, with the race set for Wednesday. Brydon will be joined by teammate Genevi