Light snowfall and unstable weather forecast not a cause for concern.
A short analysis of the first downhill was on the agenda at the third Team Captains' Meeting on Thursday evening in Selva/Wolkenstein . At the same time, the final details for the super-G on Friday were clarified.
The President of the Saslong Classic Club, Rainer Senoner, looked back with satisfaction on the first of three speed events in Val Gardena/Gröden in the presence of FIS Secretary General Michel Vion. Now the focus of the OC team moved to Friday's super-G - the 100th race in total on the legendary Saslong.
FIS Race Director Markus Waldner spoke of a "very good, attractive downhill. We knew that the course was short but included all the key sections. This made for an exciting race with lots of action, which should have been very interesting for the spectators at home. The tight margins show that we have a very high level."
He said conditions were "consistent" and "very fair" from the first starter to the last. "We had a bit of flat visibility, but that didn't affect the race outcome. The fact that the slope held up so well is also proven by the good results of the racers starting with higher bib numbers," Waldner stated.
Fortunately, there were no serious falls on the shortened downhill run. Accordingly, the FIS Race Director was also relieved: "We are thrilled that nothing worse happened with Daniel Hemetsberger's fall. However, where he fell, we still made improvements yesterday - that ultimately paid off."
Unstable weather is forecast for Friday's super-G. "We are expecting light snowfall. It should be ten centimeters in the upper section and five centimeters in the middle and final sections. However, Chief of Course Horst Demetz and his team are ready and should have everything under control," said Waldner, concluding, "The moisture in the air could lead to fog banks, but we have solutions for that as well."
The super-G on the Saslong will start at 11:45 a.m.