Worries at the 4-Hills-Tournament

02 January 2014 18:05
Difficult weather conditions expected in Innsbruck
Difficult weather conditions expected in Innsbruck -
FIS

After two great competitions in Oberstdorf and Garmisch-Partenkirchen (GER) the weather forecast for Innsbruck (AUT), traditionally the third stop of the 4-Hills-Tournament, is a worry to the officials.

Forecasted wind speeds of 80 - 100 km/h on Saturday, the day of the competition, already caused worries at the team captain's meeting (TCM).

While there shall be no problems for training and qualification on Friday, strong gusts of wind are forecasted for Saturday. The officials now have to wait and hope that the weather conditions will not be as bad as expected on Saturday or that the forecast changes.

"In case the weather conditions force us to act on Friday or Saturday, we will hold another team captain's meeting and think through and discuss the possible options", race director Walter Hofer said about the situation.