Sun. Feb 25th, 2024
Bansko World Cup Slalom Cancelled Due to Safety Concerns and Heavy Rainfall

The cancellation of the Bansko World Cup slalom race was a disappointing outcome for athletes and spectators alike. Despite the challenging conditions, a large crowd had gathered to watch the race. However, after 31 competitors completed their runs, heavy rainfall, strong winds, and deteriorating conditions forced the cancellation of the event.

FIS Referee Markus Waldner explained that the decision to cancel was made in the interest of fairness and safety for the athletes. He noted that the forecast for the second run showed even worse conditions than what had already been experienced on course, making it unfair and unsafe to continue racing.

Despite these challenges, many racers had put in significant effort to prepare for the event. The first 31 racers struggled to produce runs that were close to Clement Noel’s leading time, with many battling visibility and wet goggles. Noel maintained his composure throughout his run, even after a bobble toward the bottom section of the course.

The next slalom race will take place at the Stifel Palisades Tahoe Cup on February 25th.

By Editor

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