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Alpine skiing: the Val d'Isère slalom cancelled this Sunday, the nightmare continues for the organisers

2023-12-10T08:30:00.424Z

Highlights: The men's Alpine skiing World Cup slalom in Val d'Isere has been cancelled due to rain and snow overnight. It is the seventh race cancelled out of nine scheduled this season. The FIS is struggling to reschedule the races in an already very busy calendar. The men's World Cup continues Thursday in Val Gardena, Italy, with three downhills and one super-G scheduled for that day. The other five races are still to be rescheduled.


Due to bad weather conditions, the slalom event scheduled for Sunday in the Savoyard resort has been cancelled. This is the


The men's Alpine skiing World Cup slalom in Val d'Isere scheduled for Sunday has been cancelled due to rain and snow overnight, the International Ski Federation (FIS) said.

"Due to the current track conditions after the rain and snowfall overnight and to ensure the safety and fairness of the riders, the jury has decided to cancel the slalom scheduled for today," a FIS spokeswoman said on Telegram.

❌🌨️ Due to the present slope conditions after last night rain and snowfall, to ensure the safety of the racers, today's Men's slalom has been cancelled. 😔 #fisalpine pic.twitter.com/kJsa0PcmfK

— FIS Alpine (@fisalpine) December 10, 2023

The men's Alpine Skiing World Cup continues its disastrous start to the season, with a seventh race cancelled out of nine originally scheduled. At the end of October, the opening giant slalom in Sölden, Austria, had to be cancelled due to wind. Then came the downhills in Zermatt in Switzerland and the Beaver Creek races in the United States, which had to be cancelled due to bad weather conditions.

In fact, only a slalom in Gurgl, Austria in mid-November, and a giant slalom in Val d'Isère on Saturday, won by Switzerland's Marco Odermatt, were able to take place. These multiple cancellations at the beginning of the season are a headache for the FIS, which is struggling to reschedule the races in an already very busy calendar.

While one giant slalom and one downhill have been rescheduled, the other five cancelled races (three downhills, one super-G and Sunday's slalom) are not yet certain to be rescheduled. The men's World Cup continues Thursday in Val Gardena, Italy.

Source: leparis

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