The two first training runs cancelled in Lake Louise

23 November 2017 15:19
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Usually, the Audi FIS Ski World Cup races in Lake Louise are marked by very cold temperatures and sunny skies. 2017 is different. Both official training runs scheduled on 22nd and 23rd November had to be cancelled due to wet and soft weather conditions.

The course crew of the Lake Louise World Cup, the legendary Sled Dogs and Net Monkeys, worked hard and succeeded to prepare a downhill track in great conditions. But during the night between Tuesday and Wednesday, an important quantity of snowfall softened up the course and made a speed training impossible on Wednesday. The racers still got to have a feeling of the track, as the warm-up took place on a section of the race course and the inspection from top to bottom maintained.

As per today, in addition to the warm temperatures, the rain started falling during the night, rising the degree of humidity even higher. With approximately +6°C to be expected today, it would have been hard to assure a safe training run. Early this morning, the jury decided to cancel the training, also in order to preserve the track for tomorrow’s last chance for an official downhill training.

The two first speed races of the season, a downhill and a super-g, are set to take place respectively on Saturday 25th November (12h15 LOC, 20h15 CET) and on Sunday 26th November (12h00 LOC, 20h00 CET)