Green light also by the FIS: the snow control was “100% positive”
Some are calling it the driest winter in history, but looking at the Canalone Miramonti you would not tell. In Madonna di Campiglio, on Monday December 14th, the National teams of Italy, Switzerland and France were welcomed by a perfect slope, coping perfectly to the stress of the three training courses where the athletes made their first contact on the slope under the 3Tre spotlights. “The slope feels great already: the base will be iced in the next few days, and we will see a great show on December 22nd. Canalone Miramonti is always a sure bet,” Giuliano Razzoli commented.
Razzoli and Stefano Gross were in the thick of the attention, after an unlucky debut in Val d’Isere: both are craving to rebound in the home race. Veterans Patrick Thaler and Manfred Moelgg, sixth and seventh in France, will look to build on a solid start, and looked in very sharp conditions on the snow in Campiglio.
The athletes took the chance to test the slope in racing conditions: the spotlights gave them the opportunity to ski on the Canalone Miramonti in the late afternoon, at a similar time to the one of the first run, scheduled on December 22nd at 17.45 (the second run will be at 20.45).
An important test also for the International Federation: FIS Men’s World Cup Technical Races’ coordinator Emmanuel Couder made the inspection on the slope today, along with 3Tre Committee’s Technical-Sports Area responsible, Adriano Alimonta. “The snow control is passed with maximum score – congrats to everyone for the great work done,” Couder commented eloquently, making it official that the race will be regularly held on next Tuesday.
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PHOTO: Giuliano Razzoli on the Canalone Miramonti (Foto Daniele Mosna)