The race was in origin programmed for Madonna di Campiglio, where racers couldn’t run, because of lack of snow. Also in Val Gardena weather didn’t show the best conditions; bad visibility and snowfall influenced strongly the race, newspapers reported of a “wax-race”. Winner of that race was the Swiss champion Pirmin Zurbriggen ahead his team-colleague Martin Hangl (0,43 sec. behind) and the Austrian Leonhard Stock. Best Italian athlet got Riccardo Foppa, 15th 2,84 sec. behind the winner.