Successful final training with a bad aftertaste.
The third team captains' meeting on Thursday focused on the second downhill training and on Friday’s super-G.
The president of the Saslong Classic Club, Rainer Senoner, spoke of a "very good" final training run. "We are so sorry for the fall of the American racer Samuel Dupratt (he fell heavily as the penultimate starter, editor's note). On behalf of the organizers, I wish him a speedy recovery hoping that he gets well as soon as possible," Senoner added.
FIS Race Director Markus Waldner was also satisfied with the dress rehearsal for the downhill classic - even if Dupratt's fall somewhat dampened the mood. Following his fateful crash, the American was immediately taken by helicopter to the hospital in Bolzano/Bozen, where initial medical examinations are underway. "The track is in excellent condition. But it has once again shown that it leaves no margin for error punishing even the slightest skiing mistake," Waldner commented on the crash.
At any rate, everything is ready on the Saslong for the super-G on Friday. The course is set and the weather is also looking favorably towards the races. As the temperatures fall, the course will probably also become a little more compact - so nothing stands in the way of a successful race weekend.