Italian Sofia Goggia took her first-ever home snow World Cup victory on Friday after skiing the fastest run on the Olympia delle Tofane in Cortina d'Ampezzo. Lindsey Vonn, who led both training runs heading into Friday, survived a near crash with the lead to finish in second place at 0.47 seconds off Goggia's pace. In her first Cortina downhill, Mikaela Shiffrin produced a clean and composed run to grab the final podium spot in third, 0.84 seconds from the win.
Flat light and higher speeds than in the training run created a challenge for the world's best skiers. At the beginning of the race, three of the first four starters failed to complete the course.