Cancelled downhill in Santa Caterina
As forecasted, Santa Caterina woke up with very strong winds blowing all the way down the Deborah Compagnoni course. Nevertheless, there was hope this morning and the jury decided to hold the racers’ inspection and take the decision in the lastest possible moment.
After two delays (start was postponed to 12.15 and to 12.45 CET), the situation didn’t improve and the weather forecast announced no changes in the next hour. Unfortunately, the only option left was to cancel the downhill.
With two cancellations earlier this season (Lake Louise – rescheduled in Kvitfjell / Beaver Creek – rescheduled in Val d’Isère) and a very tight World Cup calendar, there is no further possibility to replace this downhill. So the 2016/17 season will now have eight downhills instead of nine.