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Alpine skiing today in the live ticker: Start with a question mark and without the top favorite

2020-10-16T22:36:54.510Z

With the giant slalom in Sölden, the 2020/21 World Cup in alpine skiing begins on Saturday. chiemgau24.de is in the live ticker today from 9:30 a.m.



With the giant slalom in Sölden, the 2020/21 World Cup in alpine skiing begins on Saturday.

chiemgau24.de is in the live ticker today from 9:30 a.m.

Sölden - With many question marks and without the superstar

Mikaela Shiffrin

, the

2020/21 World Cup in alpine skiing

begins on Saturday

.

chiemgau24.de is the first round, which begins at 10:00 am

today

at 09:30 in the

live ticker

with this, the second round will start at 13:00.

On Sunday the men will also start the new season with a giant slalom in Sölden.

A concept for the 2020/21 World Cup in alpine skiing has been worked on for a long time, now the new season can begin.

The

women's giant slalom

in

Sölden

marks the start of a

winter sports

season that has never taken place before.

Alpine skiing today in the live ticker: Many question marks before the start in Sölden

The corona pandemic has also left its mark on alpine skiing.

The women's race calendar has been heavily revised, and the men also hold fewer races than originally planned.

Spectators are not admitted to the start of the season in Sölden, Austria, and the second station in the 2020/21 Alpine Skiing World Cup will also be held without an audience.

Whether the season, as planned by the International Ski Federation FIS, can actually be played until the season finale in Lenzerheide (Switzerland) is still completely open.

Alpine skiing: who will replace Viktoria Rebensburg?

There are also many question marks behind the new season in terms of sport.

After the surprising resignation of Viktoria Rebensburg, the role of leader is vacant in the German team.

Rebensburg, who has been one of the most successful female skiers in the world for over a decade, tears a large gap in the German ski association.

Last season she was the only DSV athlete to make it onto the podium, so the performance of the German women is unclear.

For the World Cup in Sölden, women's national coach Jürgen Graller has nominated four starters: Lena Dürr, Andrea Filser, Jessica Hilzinger and Lisa Loipetssperger.

Alpine skiing: The German women's squad for the 2020/21 season

Alpine skiing: The German women's squad for the 2020/21 season

While Dürr was set for the season opener in Sölden, Filser, Hilzinger and Loipetssperger secured their starting place through internal qualification.

The hopes of the DSV rest initially on Lena Dürr.

“I made it through the entire preparation fit and healthy and I feel ready for the start of the season.

Despite the corona-related restrictions in the spring, we were able to train really well, ”said the 29-year-old, who last year took 18th place on the Rettenbachferner in Sölden.

Alpine skiing: Season opener in Sölden without Mikaela Shiffrin

From an international point of view, numerous names are in focus at the start of the season in Sölden.

Last year, the young New Zealander Alice Robinson surprisingly won ahead of the American Mikaela Shiffrin and Tessa Worley from France.

While Shiffrin will miss the start in Sölden due to a back injury, in addition to Robinson and Worley there are numerous contenders for victory in the first giant slalom of the year.

Also read -

Alpine skiing: The favorites for the overall World Cup 2020/21

Overall and giant slalom World Cup winner Federica Brignone, her Italian compatriot Marta Bassino, the Slovak Petra Vlhova, the Swiss around Michelle Gisin or the Austrians around local hero Franziska Gritsch: There is no shortage of favorites for the first World Cup podium of the new season.

The Norwegians Mina Fürst Holtmann and Maria Therese Tviberg should also be on the list.

The only thing left for the German women is the role of outsider.

chiemgau24.de will be in the live ticker from 9:30 a.m.

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