FIS Challenge Val Gardena/Gröden

Venue of the races is Piz Sella

Venue of the races is Piz Sella

Saslong Classic Club is hosting six FIS races from December 1-4. Two Super-Combi, two Super-G and two Downhill races. In addition, there will be two training runs...

for the Downhill on December 1. The venue of the races is Piz Sella.

Registration have to be submitted by 6:00 pm on November 28 either by email or Fax +39 0471793 496.

The bib lottery is taking place at 8 pm on December 1 in the Restaurant Hotel Sella on Plan de Gralba. The organizers of the Saslong Classic Club, who also hosts the World Cup races in Val Gardena/Gröden, is expecting approximately 180 athletes from 25 nations.

The Raif-feisen FIS Challenge races on Piz Sella have been dominated by the Austrians: 2013 ended with two Austri-an triple victories. Thomas Mayrpeter won the Super-G and Super-Combi, both times ahead of his fellow country men Mario Karelly and Patrick Schweiger, who won two years ago. Best Italian skiers were Paolo Pangrazzi (7th in Super-G) and Henri Battilani (5th in Super-Combi). “The FIS races in Val Gardena/Gröden have been valuable” says Race Director Rainer Senoner, adding: “they serve as a platform for our youngest athletes to join the Ski World Cup and maybe we’ll be able to see some of them on the Saslong soon.”