CORTINA d'AMPEZZO, Italy — Lindsey Vonn, of Vail, Colo., dominated the Cortina Super G to notch the 47th Audi FIS Alpine World Cup win of her career and move ahead of Austrian great Renate Goetschl to stand alone at third on the women's all-time win list Sunday.
Julia Mancuso, of Squaw Valley, Calif., was fifth, and Leanne Smith, of North Conway, was 10th as the U.S. Ski Team captured the Cortina Trophy, recognizing the most successful nation over the two-day race series.
"We definitely wanted to make a statement today and the whole team actually stepped it up," Alex Hoedlmoser, United States women's head coach, said on the U.S. Ski Team website. "It was really cool to see."
Vonn won the race in 1:26.16, followed by Germany's Maria Hoefl-Riesch, 1:26.77; and Tina Maze, of Slovinia, 1:27.02
Mancuso was fifth in 1:27.14 and Smith, the daughter of Paula and Joe Smith, of Conway, 10th in 1:27.96.
Other U.S. finishers were Laurene Ross, 13th, 1:28.14; and Stacey Cook, 26th, 1:28.95.
Vonn now stands alone at third on the women's all-time win list ahead of Austrian Renate Goetschl (46), trailing only Austria’s Annemarie Moser-Proell (62) and Switzerland’s Vreni Schneider (55).
"Cortina is a very special place for me," Vonn said on the website. "It's where I got my first World Cup podium and I've always had success here, so I was really trying hard today and risking a lot. My run was a good combination of risk and aggression, but I still stayed in control. The high speed made it more challenging than normal. I was on the limit the entire race.
"I'm really proud and happy to be a part of this team," she continued. "We had an incredible weekend. Stacey (Cook), Julia (Mancuso), Leanne (Smith) and Laurenne (Ross) are skiing so well right now. For the entire U.S. Ski Team, Cortina was very successful. The records in skiing are really important to me. It's the history of our sport and it's something you can look back on and be proud of what you've done with your career. I never thought that I'd be able to reach as many victories as I have now. Renate (Goetschl) has always been such a role model. I can't believe I'm at a point where I can stand alongside her in history."
Smith, who is now in her fifth year on the U.S. Ski Team and her first on the A-Team, is currently ranked 35th overall in the World Cup standings. She finished last season ranked 30th. She is ranked 27th in downhill and 15th in Super G while not racing giant slalom or slalom this winter.
Vonn sits atop the overall World Cup standings with 884 points, 291 points ahead of Slovinia's Tina Maze, 593. Vonn is ranked first in downhill, first in Super G, fourth in giant slalom and 17th in slalom.
Fellow America Mancuso is seventh overall (sixth in downhill, fifth in Super G and sixth in giant slalom and not skiing slalom) in the standings while Cook is 27th; Mikaela Shiffrin, 36th; and Ross, 50th.
U.S. women now head to their official European training base of Obergurgl-Hochgurgl, Austria.