Red Bull lends Lindsey Vonn private jet
- Created on Monday, 12 March 2012 23:53
- Written by Dena Rosenberry
Champion ski racer Lindsey Vonn, of Vail, is out to do what no female skier on the World Cup circuit has done before: crack the 2,000-point mark.
The giant slalom champion in 2008, 2010 and 2011, Ligety trails leader Marcel Hirscher of Austria, who finished third, by 92 points with one race remaining next week in Schladming, Austria.
With a victory worth 100 points, Ligety must win the final race and hope Hirscher doesn't score points.
"It's a lot to make up. I need Hirscher to do what I have done—I made some mistakes," Ligety said. "Most of the time, everybody goes out one race or has one major mistake and he hasn't done that so far this year. If he does that, I am right back in it."