Strong winds, especially at the top of the course, forced officials to ultimately cancel Tuesday’s giant slalom in Courchevel, France.
COURCHEVEL, France (Dec. 20, 2016) – Strong and gusty winds forced officials to cancel the Audi FIS Ski World Cup women’s giant slalom Tuesday. A rescheduled date and location have not been announced by the FIS.
The race started on schedule at 10:30 a.m. local time and the first 19 racers completed the first run as winds picked up. Italy’s Sofia Goggia was in the lead before officials held Canada’s Marie-Michele Gagnon in the start with bib 20 due to conditions. Mikaela Shiffrin (Eagle-Vail, CO) was sitting in 10th position. Following a lengthy course hold, officials announced the race would be re-started from a lower position starting with bib 1 at 12:15 p.m. local time.
After postponing the rescheduled start to 12:30 p.m. local time, officials ultimately decided to cancel the race due to unfavorable weather conditions.
Up next, the men’s World Cup circuit continues with slalom at Madonna di Campiglio, Italy Thursday evening. The women’s circuit resumes with giant slalom on Wednesday, Dec. 28 in Semmering, Austria.
BROADCAST & LIVE STREAMING (times EST) Thurs, Dec. 22 11:45 a.m. – Madonna di Campiglio slalom – run 1 – nbcsports.com – LIVE STREAMING 2:45 p.m. – Madonna di Campiglio slalom – run 2 – nbcsports.com – LIVE STREAMING 10:00 p.m. – Madonna di Campiglio slalom – UniversalHD
Wed. Dec. 28 4:30 a.m. – Semmering giant slalom – run 1 – nbcsports.com – LIVE STREAMING 7:30 a.m. – Semmering giant slalom – run 2 – nbcsports.com – LIVE STREAMING 3:00 p.m. – Semmering giant slalom – UniversalHD