Mendes 15th in World Cup |

Mendes 15th in World Cup

Former Truckee resident Caroline Lalive of Steamboat Springs, Colo., led five U.S. women into the top 20 with an eighth-place performance. North Shore’s Julia Mancuso was 17th.

Outdoor Life Network broadcasts a World Cup highlights show every Thursday.

Renate Goetschl of Austria was second with a time of 1:13.37 and Hilde Gerg of Germany completed the podium.

Lalive’s time was 1:13.87, with Kirsten Clark of Raymond, Maine, 14th in 1:14.24 and Libby Ludlow of Bellevue, Wash., 20th.

“So near and yet so far,” said U.S. downhill/super-G coach Jim Tracy. “There were some bright sides, some really good sections by the girls, but we lost it again at the bottom. We’re going to take a close look at the videos to see how and where they’re losing it.”

The super G was moved from last weekend near Innsbruck, Austria, to Cortina because of poor snow. The women, who ran their first downhill training run Tuesday, will have another training run today, then run the regularly scheduled downhill/super-G/giant slaloms Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

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