Rock-Hard Course Approved for Races

The Saslong is ready for action for the Gardena/Gröden World Cup Downhill on Saturday and the Super-G on Friday. Today, Tuesday, 12/11, five forerunners tested the course focusing primarily on the jumps. FIS Race Director Günter Hujara confirmed the optimal racing conditions of the course at today’s first Team Captains’ Meeting.

Though the first training run is not scheduled on the Saslong until tomorrow, Wednesday, a few athletes had the opportunity to race the course today. The five forerunners who are also scheduled to open for the training runs and races in the next few days gave Race Director Hujara a good sense of the length of the notorious jumps on the Saslong. “All five forerunners mastered the jumps perfectly which means that we are all looking forward to tomorrow’s first training run” says Hujara. Also Dusan Gorisek, the FIS Technical Delegate, attested to the course’s great conditions saying that only bad weather could be in the way of a perfect racing weekend.
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