Alpine Skiing - Sterz tops final Meribel downhill training

Austria's Regina Sterz led the second and final training session for the World Cup downhill in Meribel, France.

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Regina Sterz of Austria jumps during the second training session for the women's downhill event of the Alpine Skiing World Cup downhill ski race in Meribel (Reuters)

Slovenian superstar Tina Maze was half a second down in second with American Julia Mancuso third, a further three-tenths back.

Local favourite and world champion Marion Rolland, who is among the favourites for Saturday’s race, finished sixth, an improvement of six places from Thursday's opening run - which was paced by Maze.

Times

1 STERZ Regina AUT 1:42.43

2 MAZE Tina SLO 1:42.92

3 MANCUSO Julia USA 1:43.21

4 REBENSBURG Viktoria GER 1:43.39

5 COOK Stacey USA 1:43.53

6 ROLLAND Marion FRA 1:43.54

7 HOEFL-RIESCH Maria GER 1:43.70

8 GUT Lara SUI 1:43.71

9 FANCHINI Nadia ITA 1:43.76

10 MARCHAND-ARVIER Marie FRA 1:43.88

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