Val Gardena programme confirmed - Two downhill races in Bormio?

FIS race director Günther Hujara confirmed the programme for the Val Gardena World Cup at todays meeting of the team captains and suggested that a second downhill race might be held in Bormio at the end of December.

The technical delegate sent by FIS, Paul Berlinger, as well as FIS race director Günther Hujara confirmed at todays meeting that the Saslong piste was in excellent condition. Hujara: On Saturday we had to risk everything, believing in the weather forecasts which promised snow and low temperatures. The weather held and the Organising Committee managed to produce a perfectly prepared piste.

The president of the Organizing Committee Stefania thanked FIS for the trust they showed in them and announced to all team captains that for the first time this year the Dolomiti-Super-Trophy would be held, with a prize money of 25,000 Euro.

During the meeting Hujara also announced that he was quite optimistic regarding the womens race on the Reiteralm next weekend. In Val Gardena the original programme will take place as originally planned: the Super-G on Friday and the classic Val Gardena Downhill on Saturday. The cancelled Downhill from Val d`Isere will possibly be held in Bormio on 28th December.