ASPEN, Colo. (AP) -- Lindsey Vonn overcame an error and exhaustion in her return to World Cup racing after missing time with an intestinal illness that landed her in the hospital.
The four-time overall champion finished the first run of the giant slalom Saturday in 10th place and trails leader Tina Maze of Slovenia by 1.95 seconds heading into the second run. Maze won the season opening GS race last month.
Vonn nearly made a costly mistake on the challenging course, but managed to recover. It required all the energy a weakened Vonn had left, causing her to lose time through the last 10 gates. Vonn recently returned to training after being hit by the stomach bug.
Maria Hoefl-Riesch of Germany hit a gate, bruising her upper left arm and ending her day.