BAD KLEINKIRCHHEIM, Austria - Tina Weirather of Liechtenstein posted the fastest time in the first training for a women's World Cup downhill on Thursday, while American Lindsey Vonn came more than five seconds behind as she struggles with a cold.
Weirather timed 1 minute, 48.52 seconds on the 2.875-kilometre Franz Klammer course to lead Italian pair Johanna Schnarf and Elena Fanchini by 0.19 and 0.45, respectively.
Vonn, who won two of the three downhills this season, said she spent most of Wednesday in bed and was lacking energy.
Another downhill training is scheduled for Friday, followed by the race the next day and a super-G on Sunday.
Vonn needs one more victory to match the all-time mark of 62 women's World Cup wins, set by Annemarie Moser-Proell of Austria.