COUNTDOWN TO SOELDEN: Vonn takes long term outlook in pulling out of opening race

Lindsey Vonn has decided that she will not race in the opening race of the 2013 – 2014 World Cup Season in Soelden. Announcing her decision on her Facebook page, Vonn explained that she feels that she needs more time to train following her injury sustained at the World Championships last season: … “My training camp in Soelden went very well and I made great progress, but I feel that I need more training before I start racing again…which means the Soelden race is not in the cards this year. Patience is not my strong suit so not racing is very hard for me but it will only make me more excited for the next one. I will go home to Vail and continue my preparation for the Beaver Creek races and my ultimate goal in February!”

With the ski racing world  gathering in the Austrian resort of Soelden, follow all the news in the lead up to the opening race on Saturday. Thursday sees a multitude of press conferences, including the Head press conference with new signings Cyprien Richard and the returning Bode Miller and Beat Feuz. On Friday the FIS Alpine Forum takes centre stage before the racing starts on Saturday.