Grange to skip Beaver Creek and return in Val d' Isere
Following a training session in Tignes this week, French tech specialist Jean-Baptiste Grange has decided that the World Cup races in Beaver Creek (USA) will be too early for him. The Frenchman does not feel sufficiently prepared, especially in giant slalom, and has decided together with the team staff to skip the races in the United States.
As reported by the French Ski Association, Grange will continue to train in France and refocus his training in the upcoming days on slalom to be ready to return to competition at the home World Cup events in Val d’Isère from 9th December when the World Cup tours return from the North American trip.
Steve Missillier who has been forced to have a training break is undergoing an MRI investigation on Monday which will determine his plans.