It looks like:
- Mancuso is picking up where she left off last year. She may have been a little off on the first run, but in the second she showed she that she has the right attitude, and will ski every race on the assumption that she belongs on the podium.
- Vonn (aka Kildow) is also looking positive. There are some question marks when someone comes back after (a) an injury and (b) a life-change like getting married. The 13th place is her best GS finish at the WC level since January 2005.
I'd look for both Mancuso and Vonn to be among the handful of contenders for the overall cup all season, with Mancuso being more all-around, and Vonn being stronger in the speed events.
Resi Stiegler (15th) should also be at, or just below, the top level in the technical events.