Alpine Skiing - Rolland shines in training, Vonn takes it easy

France's Marion Rolland went quickest in the second training session ahead of the women's World Cup downhill race at Lake Louise.

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France's Marion Rolland skis during women's downhill practice for the Alpine Skiing World Cup in Lake Louise (AFP)

Rolland set a time of 1:53.30 to top the timesheets ahead of Regina Sterz and Maria Hoefl-Riesch.

On a day where few of the skiers pushed themselves to their limits, Lindsey Vonn finished in ninth place after going fastest in the first session.

The American - a triple winner at Lake Louise last year and holder of 11 victories at the venue that has become known as 'Lake Lindsey' - stood up well before the finish.

The third training run is scheduled for Thursday, with the races to come on Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

Top 10 results:

1 ROLLAND Marion FRA 1:53.30

2 STERZ Regina AUT 1:53.34

3 HOEFL-RIESCH Maria GER 1:53.36

4 WEIRATHER Tina LIE 1:53.56

5 FENNINGER Anna AUT 1:53.57

6 MERIGHETTI Daniela ITA 1:53.76

7 GOERGL Elisabeth AUT 1:53.79

8 MAZE Tina SLO 1:53.87

9 VONN Lindsey USA 1:54.23

10 COOK Stacey USA 1:54.33

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