Downhill classic cancelled
The downhill race in Val Gardena/Gröden planned for Saturday had to be cancelled due to heavy snow and rainfall.
As the predicted weather change came later than expected, the race jury together with the OC team decided to cancel the downhill classic. The snowfall in the upper part of the course and the rain in the valley meant that the course was no longer skiable and the safety of the racers no longer guaranteed. Therefore, a regular race was impossible.
It is not yet certain when and where the Val Gardena/Gröden downhill will be rescheduled. The FIS will announce an alternative date and venue as soon as possible.
With the cancellation of the downhill race, this is the sixth time in the over 50-year history of the Val Gardena classic that a race had to be cancelled . Also in 1973, 1994, 1997, 2000 and 2011 the downhill on the Saslong had to be cancelled.