The snowfalls and the cold weather of the last days allowed to perfectly prepare the Stelvio in Bormio, theatre of the Men’s DH race on December 28 and the Alpine Combined one on December 29. The show – as usual – will be a great one and the races in Valtellina will provide a very reliable horoscope for what the men’s speed values is concerned, just a month before the Winter Olympics in PyongChang.

That’s the reason why the teams Italy, Austria, France and United States asked the organizers to train on the Stelvio next week. It’ll be an important “review” of a DH track that is back to the world circuit after three seasons,when the Stelvio was perfectly replaced by Compagnoni slope in Santa Caterina Valfurva. For the organizers and the FIS managers it’ll be an opportunity to test the Stelvio too and make the last small improvements before the races.

The teams will arrive in Bormio on Saturday December 16, in the evening and right from Val Gardena. Italy and France teams will stay at Hotel Rezia, Austria and United States teams will be at Hotel Palace. Sunday will be a day to rest for everyone. The four teams will be training on Monday and Tuesday morning. Moreover, on Monday 18, starting from 11 am all the athletes will be in Bormio 2000 to meet and greet fans and will be available for interviews. That’s why Fis decided to postpone the planned snow control from Friday 15 December to Sunday 17 December, but it is just a pure formality.