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Germany's Maria Hoefl-Riesch speeds down the course during the women's FIS Alpine Skiing World Cup SuperG race in Cortina d'Ampezzo, Italy. (Andrea Solero/EPA Photo)
Germany's Maria Hoefl-Riesch speeds down the course during the women's FIS Alpine Skiing World Cup SuperG race in Cortina d'Ampezzo, Italy. (Andrea Solero/EPA Photo) (ANDREA SOLERO / EPA)

When: Feb. 10.

Best of the U.S.: Julia Mancuso, Laurenne Ross.

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Best of the rest: Maria Hoefl-Riesch (Austria), Marie-Michele Gagnon (Canada), Tina Maze (Slovenia).

U.S. chances to medal: Mancuso came from nowhere in 2010 to win silver behind Austria's Hoefl-Riesch after favorite Lindsey Vonn skied out in slalom after winning the morning downhill. Ross is a steady U.S. veteran with six World Cup top-20 finishes in super combined.

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Little-known fact: Mancuso, not Vonn or Picabo Street, is the United States' most accomplished female Olympic skier. Mancuso has three Olympic medals, while Vonn and Street have two each.

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