- The torrent of cancellations continues at the rink: the men’s slalom cannot be held in Val d’Isère.
- The reason for this is the very soft slope after snow and rain.
- This is the seventh men’s race to fall victim to weather conditions this season.
After Saturday’s giant slalom, the second men’s slalom of the season was supposed to take place on Sunday in Val d’Isere. But officials were forced to announce the race’s cancellation at 8:30 a.m. The reason for this decision is the piste, which is very smooth after snow and rain. Under these circumstances, the conditions necessary for a fair and safe race were not met.
I have already fallen 7 races
A lot of patience is still needed from the ski cracks. After the introduction to the season, the giant slalom in Sölden had to be canceled in the first round, and the speedsters had to accommodate the cancellation of the two planned downhill runs in Zermatt/Cervinia and Beaver Creek as well as the Super-G at the same location. Now the first slalom also fell victim to weather conditions.
“You definitely can’t race like that. It’s a shame,” Daniel Yule said in an interview with SRF. At the same time, the 30-year-old made people sit up and take notice when he said they often find a better slope in training than at the World Cup. But he also set the record straight: “As an athlete, it’s always easy to criticize.”
So far, only the slalom in Guerguel and the giant slalom in Val d’Isère have gone ahead as planned. In the However, conditions were also difficult during Marco Odermatt’s dominant performance on Saturday.
SRF 2, Sports Life, December 9, 2023, 9:15 am; sass/kd
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