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Jump 'built only for the top players'

Updated: February 17, 2010, 6:17 PM ET
By Howard Bryant

WHISTLER, British Columbia -- Lindsey Vonn was the headliner Wednesday, with Julia Mancuso running a close second, in the women's downhill.

But the course itself, Franz's Downhill at Whistler Creekside, made its presence felt with authority, as the last jump before the finish proved treacherous.

Many skiers said they were struggling against the dangerous combination of bumpy snow, bright sun, sudden shade and fatigue, which stemmed from the demands of the course and the ...

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