World champion Carlo Janka of Switzerland added the men's Olympic giant-slalom title to his list of honors on Tuesday -- after Bode Miller skied out in his attempt to claim a record fourth medal at the Vancouver Games.
Fraenzi Aufdenblatten of Switzerland claimed her maiden World Cup win as third-placed Lindsey Vonn of the United States took sole possession of the lead in the overall standings after a super-G in Val d'Isere on Sunday.
What a difference a week makes for Lindsey Vonn. The U.S. alpine star had been horrible in Aspen, failing to qualify in the giant slalom and skiing off-course in the slalom. This past weekend, though, she nearly won all three races in Lake Louise, Canada. What's more, Vonn performed brilliantly under the same kind of conditions that often plague skiers in Whistler, site of the upcoming Olympics.