Alpine Skiing: Women's final downhill training cancelled

The third downhill training run for the women's World Cup event in Val d'Isere was cancelled on Friday because of adverse weather conditions, organisers announced.

"Cancellation of the third downhill training today because of the weather conditions," they said.

The French Alpine resort saw overnight snow on top of the Oreiller Killy (OK) course, along with some wind and warmer temperatures at lower altitude.

The women have already had two training runs, on Wednesday and Thursday, ahead of the downhill scheduled for 0930 GMT on Saturday, with a giant slalom slated for Sunday (runs at 0930 and 1230 GMT).

Germany's Maria Hoefl-Riesch and Switzerland's Dominique Gisin topped the two training runs, with American speed queen Lindsey Vonn showing signs of regaining her pre-injury speed by finishing second fastest in the latter.