Mon. Jun 17th, 2024
World Cup finals cancel downhill training to preserve slope ahead of speed races

Due to elevated temperatures and the prediction of more rain, the men’s and women’s downhill trainings at the World Cup finals in Saalbach-Hinterglemm, Austria were canceled on Thursday. The sessions on Wednesday proceeded as planned, but with the focus now shifting to the upcoming races.

Lara Gut-Behrami has already clinched the women’s overall and giant slalom titles, holds a 69-point lead in the super-G standings, and leads the downhill standings with a 19-point advantage over Sofia Goggia, who is unable to compete for the rest of the season after an injury in February. She is currently 68 points ahead of Stephanie Venier. Marco Odermatt has secured his third consecutive overall championship and giant slalom title weeks ago. He leads by 81 points in the super-G standings and 42 points in the downhill standings.

With both men’s and women’s downhill trainings canceled, excitement remains high as athletes prepare for the remaining races at the World Cup finals in Saalbach-Hinterglemm. The cancellation was made to ensure safety and condition of the slope for speed races which are scheduled for Friday (women’s downhill) and Sunday (men’s downhill). Despite these cancellations, skiers will be vying for top honors in their respective disciplines as championships and standings are still on line.

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