Vonn loses her World Cup lead

Kathrin Zettel

of Austria won Sunday's women's World Cup slalom in Maribor, Slovenia, for her second victory in as many days.

Maria Riesch

of Germany took the overall lead from

Lindsey Vonn

by finishing third.

Vonn struggled throughout the first leg, losing the ideal line several times and never threatening to equal the pace of the leaders. She finished 4.55 seconds back in 46th place.


The American star, who won three straight races last weekend, has now failed to score points in three straight races. She trails Riesch by 28 points with 13 races left in the season.

"It's nice to be the leader, but there are a lot of speed races left and Lindsey will be hard to beat again," Riesch said.

In the men's World Cup slalom race in Wengren, Switzerland,

Ivica Kostelic

of Croatia won his first title this season and 10th overall.


Ted Ligety


Jimmy Cochran

finished eighth and 12th.

Bode Miller

skied out in the top half and was among 22 of 69 racers who did not finish the first run, including two-time world champion

Mario Matt

of Austria and

Manfred Moelgg

of Italy, the 2008 World Cup slalom champion.

Benjamin Raich

of Austria finished fourth and closed within 18 points of overall points leader

Carlo Janka

of Switzerland.