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The Bansko World Cup Slalom Cancelled Due to Safety Concerns Caused by Heavy Rainfall

ByEditor

Feb 11, 2024

The Bansko World Cup slalom was a disappointment as it had to be cancelled after the first 31 competitors had finished the course. This decision was made due to unsafe conditions caused by heavy rainfall and wind that were not expected to improve.

FIS Referee Markus Waldner explained that the wind and rain had made the slope dangerous, despite salting the slope in the morning. The forecast for the second run indicated even worse conditions, making it unsafe for the remaining racers.

Despite the challenging weather conditions, the first 31 racers fought through the course. However, they struggled to match Clement Noel’s leading time, as they were hindered by poor visibility and wet goggles.

Clement Noel had a strong lead in the race, setting a time that was hard to beat despite a slight bobble towards the end of the course. His performance was impressive, leading the field and making it difficult for other racers to catch up.

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

By Editor

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