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Next ski surprise? The highlight race of the winter suddenly wobbles - it wouldn't be the first cancellation

2021-01-16T12:11:30.250Z

The ski circus must demonstrate flexibility in 2021. Cancellations and changes of location are the order of the day - is the Hahnenkamm race now also affected?



The ski circus must demonstrate flexibility in 2021.

Cancellations and changes of location are the order of the day - is the Hahnenkamm race now also affected?

Kitzbühel - It is the highlight of the alpine skiing season: the

Hahnenkamm race

in

Kitzbühel

.

But is that also the case in Corona year 2021?

The legendary

World Cup

with two downhill runs and a Super G is

actually supposed to take place

next weekend (January 22nd to 24th).

But the organizers are currently trembling - does Corona thwart the ski highlight?

The first event has already been postponed.

Originally, the World Cup was supposed to take place in

Wengen

,

Switzerland, from January 15th to 17th

.

Corona

finally drove the organizers to

Kitzbühel

,

Austria

, but a stop sign was quickly set there too.

The reason: two slalom races on one weekend (including with the German Linus Straßer) and just seven days later three speed disciplines behind?

Nothing there!

The risk became too great, it would be better to straighten out the ski circus and not gather so many athletes in one place within a very short time.

That is why the actual

Wengen World Cup

will not take place in

Kitzbühel

- but in

Flachau

(we follow the races on Merkur.de in the live ticker).

Hahnenkamm races in 2021 in danger?

Ski World Cup moved from Wengen to Kitzbühel and finally to Flachau

But of course you are now concerned that the downhill runs and the Super G may wobble next weekend.

Peter Schröcksnadel

, President of the Austrian Ski Association, very much regrets the cancellation of the two slalom competitions in Kitzbühel.

But: You have to say “that this weekend would only have been the takeover races in

Wengen

.

Next weekend is much more important.

The main thing is that we get the races through, ”he told

sport24.at

.

Schröcksnadel

sees a "

good chance that it will work out next week

".

The magic word for this is: tests.

Tyrolean governor

Günther Platter

recently stated: “We want to guarantee a high level of safety.” This means that all people in the

Kitzbühel

district can currently be

tested voluntarily.

"If the district-wide tests do not reveal any major abnormalities, the

Hahnenkamm races will

take place as planned," 

continues

Platter

.

Alpine skiing: the Hahnenkamm race wobbles, but Austrians are confident

But what happens in the event of abnormalities?

In

Kitzbühel

the seven-day incidence was last around 200. It would probably only take one spark to let the dream of the

Hahnenkamm race go up

in fire.

After the Ischgl disaster last year, the Austrians - rightly - became extremely cautious.

According to the authorities,

a final decision on the

Hahnenkamm race will

be made “at the beginning of next week”.

(akl)

Source: merkur

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