The World Cup restarts from where it ended in 2015. It’ll be in Santa Caterina Valfurva (Sondrio) tomorrow and Wednesday with the slaloms originally scheduled in Zagreb and cancelled for lack of snow. The race is going to take place in the final part of the track of a Deborah Compagnoni slope that had already been perfectly prepared for the men’s downhill race on December 29.
The snowfalls of the last few hours haven’t compromised the quality of the track that has been blocked in order to ensure 100% regularity during the two days of races. The women’s teams will arrive today in Santa Caterina and some of them, such as the Canada team, were already here to train.
Tomorrow it’ll be women’s slalom time, the fifth of the season, with races at 10am and 1pm. Infront, which produces TV images, positioned 15 cameras on the track, while the sixteenth will be used for the slow motion. The track is 750 meters long and with a vertical drop of 200 metres. The training zone is in the upper part of the track.
Tomorrows’ favourite is the Swedish Frida Hansdotter, the leader of the ranking with 320 points, and the winner in Lienz. She is 100 point ahead the Slovak Petra Vhlova, but it will not be easy for her on a track with at least five changes of pace.
Italy will compete with six athletes: Chiara Costazza, Irene Curtoni, Manuela Moelgg, Federica Brignone, Roberta Vidali and Federica Sosio. Both races will be broadcast live on RaiSport 1 and Eurosport.