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Strong winds force cancellation of World Cup downhill race at Zermatt-Cervinia for second time in a row


Nov 19, 2023

The FIS Alpine Ski World Cup women’s downhill race in Cervinia, Italy was cancelled due to strong winds for the second consecutive day on November 19, 2023. This came just a week after men’s downhill races at the same venue were also called off due to adverse weather conditions.

The decision to cancel the race was made by the jury and the Local Organizing Committee due to the strong wind gusts. FIS Alpine announced the cancellation on their social media platform, X, which was previously known as Twitter.

Italian skier Sofia Goggia, who was aiming to secure a fourth successive downhill crystal globe, was disappointed by the cancellation of the race. American skier Mikaela Shiffrin, who was leading the overall standings after winning the slalom in Levi, Finland, had not been scheduled to compete at the season-opening speed race in Zermatt-Cervinia.

Following the cancelled race in Italy, the World Cup racing will move to the United States, with the women competing in Killington and the men at Beaver Creek.

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