Physical Tests with the Italian Team - Behind the Scenes - Mens

15 October 2013 12:31

Being in perfect shape is really important for any athlete, but how do teams measure it?
Well, our Behind the Scenes crew spent a morning with the Italian Tech Team at a clinic in Monza where they showed us some of the standard testing methods. These tests are done a few times a year in order to track the team's physical status and help tailor the training.

The FIS Alpine Ski World Cup is the top international circuit of Alpine Skiing competitions staged annually. It is considered the premier competition in alpine ski racing together with the quadrennial Olympic Winter Games and the biennial FIS Alpine World Ski Championships. Some experts event consider winning the World Cup to be athletically a more valuable title than winning gold at the Olympic Winter Games or the World Championships, since it requires a competitor to ski at an extremely high level in several events throughout the season, and not just in one race. Today, the FIS Alpine Ski World Cup races are held primarily at famous ski resorts in the European Alps, along with regular stops in Scandinavia, North America, and Far East Asia. Competitors attempt to score a maximum of points during the season in five events: slalom, giant slalom, super-G, downhill and super combined. The fifth event, super-combined, was introduced in 2005 and generally consists of a shorter downhill race and a one-run slalom. Sometimes the downhill is replaced by a super-G.

For further information about the event as well as the FIS Alpine World Cup visit: