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Women's downhill switched to Austria

American Lindsey Vonn will now have two downhills at Haus im Ennstal in a bid to increase her standings lead.
American Lindsey Vonn will now have two downhills at Haus im Ennstal in a bid to increase her standings lead.
STORY HIGHLIGHTS
  • Haus im Ennstal in Austria will stage an extra World Cup women's downhill on January 8
  • The race was to be staged at Val d'Isere in France last week but was cancelled due to high winds
  • Theresort will host a women's downhill and super-G on the weekend of January 9-10

(CNN) -- A women's World Cup downhill cancelled at the French resort of Val d'Isere last week has been re-scheduled for January 8 at Haus im Ennstal, the International Ski Federation (FIS) have said.

The Austrian resort is already due to host a women's downhill and super-G on the weekend of January 9-10 and will host the cancelled event on the Friday.

American star Lindsey Vonn was among those disappointed at last Saturday's decision by local organizers to cancel alpine's blue riband event because of strong winds.

Vonn had won the previous day's super-combined and had won the season's first two downhills at Lake Louise in the Canadian Rockies.

As well as leading the World Cup downhill standings, the 25-year-old Olympic favorite also leads the super-G, super-combined and overall competitions.