LAKE LOUISE - Germany's Maria Hoefl-Riesch captured the Lake Louise women's downhill Friday as Lindsey Vonn finished 41st in her return to the World Cup circuit. The 29-year-old Hoefl-Reisch stormed down the course in one minute, 56.03 seconds, beating runner-up Swiss Marianne Kaufmann-Abderhalden and third place Elena Fanchini of Italy. Vonn, who had won seven straight races at Lake Louise, saw her win streak snapped in her first race in 10 months after tearing ligaments in her right knee at the February world championships in Schladming, Austria. Her return was delayed a week after she re-injured the knee in training in November, putting her in a race against time to regain her fitness in time to defend her Olympic downhill crown in Sochi, Russia, in February.–AFP