The ladies’s downhill World Cup race in Zermatt-Cervinia has been cancelled for a second successive day as sturdy winds proceed to hit the slopes in Switzerland.
Excessive climate circumstances meant Saturday’s race was a non-starter and race organisers remained hopeful that Sunday’s occasion might go forward because the climate confirmed indicators of enchancment.
However as soon as once more, the circumstances had been deemed too sturdy for any motion and the season-opening opening downhill races is not going to go forward this weekend.
In an announcement on X (previously Twitter), FIS Alpine wrote: “Because of sturdy wind gusts the jury along with the LOC determined to cancel immediately’s downhill.”
Race director Peter Gerdol confirmed that if Sunday’s race was to be cancelled, there was no possibility for it to happen on Monday.
“Monday shouldn’t be an possibility,” he instructed Eurosport after Saturday’s cancelled race. “This was mentioned within the final months, however we already determined it was not an possibility.”
The primary three males’s occasions of the season – two of which had been on the Swiss resort in Zermatt-Cervinia – had been additionally cancelled.
Nevertheless, the motion was lastly capable of get underway in Austria on Saturday as Manuel Feller led a dominating Austrian podium within the opening males’s slalom race of the season.
Within the ladies’s self-discipline, riders will start preparation for the large slalom in Killington within the USA subsequent weekend.