Next stop for the men's World Cup: Val Gardena-Groeden

14 December 2010 17:37

It's showtime! The Ski World Cup is in Val Gardena is ready for the Super-G and the men downhill this week end. The slope is in great condition for the:

 

43. Saslong Classic

 

 

 

 

 

The starting times for the downhill and super G trainings and races are as follows:

15.12. First Downhill Training (12.15)

16.12. Second Downhill Training (12.15)

17.12. Super G

18.12. Downhill

 

This year, the total number of registered national ski teams is 19, three fewer than last year. In addition to the traditional nations from the Alps, Scandinavia and Overseas, newcomers include Moldavia and Kazakhstan. No longer participating are Australia, Chile, Liechtenstein, Poland and Russia.

Last year’s race was won by Manuel Osborne-Paradis (CAN), with Mario Scheiber (AUT) in second and Ambrosi Hoffmann (SUI) in third.

Looking back in the Saslong downhill medal table history, it becomes apparent that Austria has collected the most medals with 17 victories followed by Switzerland with 13 and Italy with five.

The super G ranking is led by Switzerland with three victories followed by Austria and Norway with two, USA and Italy with one gold each.