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Lindsey Vonn: 'I just wanted the chance'

Updated: March 19, 2011, 12:03 PM ET
Associated Press

LENZERHEIDE, Switzerland -- Lindsey Vonn feels "devastated" at losing her World Cup overall title Saturday without being able to fight for it in the final race.

The three-time defending champion was denied the chance to overtake friend and rival Maria Riesch when the season-finale giant slalom was called off because of poor snow conditions.

"Win or lose I just wanted the chance. I feel devastated," Vonn said in a statement published by the U.S. ski team.

The Vail, Colo., ...

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