Strong winds forced the cancellation of Wednesday’s Audi FIS Ski World Cup downhill in Santa Caterina, Italy. (FIS)
SANTA CATERINA, Italy (Dec. 28, 2016) – Strong winds forced the cancellation of Wednesday’s Audi FIS Ski World Cup Downhill.
Following two start delays, the winds wouldn’t let up and the forecast didn’t improve, so unfortunately, the only option left was to cancel the downhill.
With two cancellations already this season (Lake Louise – rescheduled in Kvitfjell / Beaver Creek – rescheduled in Val d’Isère) and a very tight World Cup calendar, the Santa Caterina downhill will not be replaced on the calendar. So the 2016/17 season will now have eight downhills instead of nine.
The sun was shining, but the wind was howling as #AmericanDownhillers await a snowcat ride for course inspection Wednesday. (USSA)
Up next, the men race alpine combined Thursday in Santa Caterina. Live streaming will be available on NBCsports.com/live starting at 5:45 a.m. EST.
BROADCAST AND LIVE STREAMING (times EST) Thursday, Dec. 29 4:30 a.m. – Santa Caterina men’s combined – super G – nbcsports.com – LIVE STREAM 8 a.m. – Santa Caterina men’s combined – slalom – nbcsports.com – LIVE STREAM 7:30 p.m. – Santa Caterina men’s Combined – UniversalHD