Chemmy Alcott claims she is right on course for this week's Olympic women's downhill after an encouraging performance in Rosa Khutor.
Alcott posted the 16th quickest downhill time in the women's super combined, the event in which she finished 11th four years ago in Vancouver.
But as he continues her recovery from the leg injury that put her involvement at a fourth Olympics in doubt, she withdrew from the slalom element as Germany's Maria Hoefl-Riesch took gold.
"I knew starting with bib number five that people would be watching me and I had to up my game. I'm really happy with the result," she said, after clocking 1:44.83.
"There were a couple of turns up there that really challenged my leg, so I just had to muscle through them and know where my strengths are, and charge it where I can."
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