For almost a year, almost all sporting events have been disrupted by the health crisis. Alpine skiing offers us a taste of the world before… The World Championships in Cortina d’Ampezzo, which were able to be set up despite the restrictions due to the pandemic, are in fact completely upset by the weather conditions in above the Italian station.
The events, which were to start on Monday, will not start, at best… before Thursday. This is due to a thick fog which envelops the top of the Olympia delle Tofane slope and will give way for twenty-four hours to a strong rain / snow duo. The ladies’ Super-G scheduled for early Tuesday afternoon, then shifted and shortened before being moved, will therefore take place if all goes well this Thursday morning before the men’s Super-G, also postponed from Monday because ‘an avalanche prevention plan made it impossible to prepare the runway.
The international federation (FIS) has also announced the postponement of the men’s combined from Wednesday to Monday 15, the same day as the women’s combined, which should have taken place on Monday 8. Winner of the combined in 2019, Alexis Pinturault will therefore have to wait for put his title back on the line.
Seventeen Habs entered
Hello the puzzle for the organizers who only have eleven days of competition instead of fourteen and must also take into account the official training to be squeezed before the downhill women (Saturday) and men (Sunday). For the time being, one session is scheduled for women (Friday), two for men (Friday and Saturday).
Fortunately, the forecast looks much more optimistic for the weekend with the onset of cold weather and clearer skies. Such setbacks are common in skiing where the elements are an integral part of the sport. For Alberto Senigagliesi, the director of the French women’s team, “it was really impossible to run”.
“We’re going to have to adapt,” Tessa Worley told Ski Chrono. We waited warm. I had to leave Cortina tonight, to train for the second week, in giant and parallel, but that will change… ”Seventeen French skiers (Escané, Frasse Sombet, Gauché, Gauthier, Noens, Roux and Worley at the women, Allègre, Bailet, Clarey, Faivre, Favrot, Grange, Muffat-Jeandet, Muzaton, Noël and Pinturault men) are engaged in the shortened fortnight of white.
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