US downhillers aim for Sochi Olympic squad


Julia Mancuso is setting the pace. Stacey Cook is starting to get up to cruising speed. And Leanne Smith is trying to harness her velocity.

As for Laurenne Ross, well, she's dropping the beat with her electronic music talents.

While Lindsey Vonn is at home recovering from surgery, the remaining members of the U.S. women's speed team are cranking up their form during selection week for the Sochi Olympics.

Mancuso led World Cup downhill training Wednesday and finished seventh in Thursday's super-G race for her best result this season.

On a course set by U.S. speed coach Chip White, Stacey Cook finished ninth for her best result in a super-G in seven years.

There are three more days of racing before the Olympic team is named on Sunday.

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