Riesch finished with a total time of 1 minute, 59.60 seconds in the event, which combines separate runs in the super-G and slalom. Tina Maze of Slovenia was second, 0.4 seconds behind, with Elisabeth Goergl of Austria 0.66 back in third.
Olympic downhill champion Vonn of the U.S., who had led after the first leg, finished in sixth place, 1.16 seconds behind Riesch.
It was Vonn’s first official race since she pulled out of the FIS Alpine Ski World Championships in Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany, on Feb. 14 to recover from a concussion sustained in a training crash at the start of the month. Although the American won a silver medal in the downhill, she had told reporters in Garmisch the injury made it hard for her to focus.
The women’s World Cup continues tomorrow in Are with the downhill, and a super-G on Feb. 27. A victory is worth 100 points in the standings.
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