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Julia Mancuso tops Cortina training

Updated: January 22, 2014, 9:19 AM ET
Associated Press

CORTINA D'AMPEZZO, Italy -- Showing signs of a big jump in form just in time for the Sochi Olympics, American skier Julia Mancuso led downhill training Wednesday ahead of four days of World Cup racing.

Mancuso, whose best finish this season in any event was 12th, clocked 1 minute, 38.87 seconds down the sunny Olympia delle Tofane course.

Johanna Schnarf of Italy was second, 0.06 seconds behind, and overall leader Maria Hoefl-Riesch of Germany was third, 0.29 behind.

"I felt ...

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