Lindsey Vonn: Rosa Khutor ski slopes are "perfect"
Friday, 17 February 2012
February 17 - Competitors have resumed training for this weekend's women's Alpine World Cup on the ski slopes of Rosa Khutor, with Olympic downhill champion Lindsey Vonn describing the organisation of the Sochi 2014 test event as "perfect".
At a press conference in the Krasnaya Polyana mountain complex where the Rosa Khutor alpine ski courses are situated, Vonn said: "Everything has gone really well."
She was full of praise for the track earlier in the week and has reiterated that again: "The organisation has been perfect.
"We've had no problems – I love the track.
"I think it's a great addition to the World Cup.
"I honestly didn't know what to expect – I heard the track was really good and it's something special.
"The mountains are beautiful here – so far it's all better than expected.
"We had a perfect training run today, so far it's perfect."
Competitors at the World Cup event were unable to practise yesterday because of thick fog and poor weather conditions which meant events had to be cancelled.
Vonn, who was over a second faster than her rivals during training on Friday, also revealed that she was hoping to enjoy a tour of the black sea resort with its Mayor Anatoly Pakhomov, and backed Sochi to become a key ski location.
She said: "I would love to race on it every year.
"The Olympics are the premier event but I think this track is something very special and it should have the opportunity to [hold] races more once the Olympics are over.
"I didn't get a chance to ski yesterday but they said it's not just a great place for racing but a legitimate ski resort."
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