CBC Sports' Kelly VanderBeek on the FIS Women's World Cup races at Lake Louise

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The first day of downhill races at the season-opening Women's World Cup in Lake Louise wrapped with Austria's Nicole Schmidhofer taking first place this afternoon. Ontario's Roni Remme led the Canadian team, finishing 35th with a time of one minute, 51.8 seconds. The downhill races continue tomorrow -- with the super-G set for Sunday. Extra attention was cast on today's races with news that Lindsey Vonn -- the all-time winningest women's World Cup racer, who is not competing this weekend, due to injury -- is postponing her retirement, in order to return to Lake Louise in 2019. Kelly VanderBeek competed for Canada in the Olympics, and is now a commentator for CBC Sports. Host Terri Campbell reached her in Lake Lousie this afternoon.

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