Nov
24

BORMIO WILL DEDICATE A GONDOLA LIFT TO THE WINNER OF THE DH RACE

Bormio just like Kitzbuehel. SIB – the company managing the Bormio ski area – has decided to dedicate the gondola lift #1 connecting Bormio to Bormio 2000 to the next winner of the World Cup DH race, taking place on the Stelvio on December 28. That’s a tradition in the Austrian town of Kitzbuehel and it’s about to become a tradition of Bormio too. “Next summer we will organize a ceremony featuring the participation of the DH winner. It’s gonna be a great party.” says Valeriano Giacomelli, CEO of SIB

Nov
20

THE WORLD CUP RACES HAVE BEEN PRESENTED – THE SKI AREA OPENS ON DECEMBER 2

The two SKI World Cup events scheduled in Bormio on December 28 and 29 have been presented in the panoramic room of Palazzo Lombardia, on the 39th floor. The occasion was the press conference organized by “Cancro Primo Aiuto” Onlus to promote the youth circuit “Memorial Walter Fontana”. It has also been an occasion to present the other main winter sports’ events that make of Valtellina an important melting pot of all winter sports. From the Slalom Italian Championships in Bormio on (December 30) to the DH Italian Championships in S. Caterina Valfurva (March 20/25, 2018). From the short-track events in Bormio, to the Freestyle Europa Cup in Livigno (March 22/23, 2018). Read the rest of this entry »

Nov
06

THE FIRST SNOW COMES TO BORMIO

Prima Nevicata Bormio 2017/2018WORK IN PROGRESS FOR THE WORLD CUP EVENT

The first real autumnal low-pressure area has brought snow in Bormio, where the DH and Alpine Combined Men’s World Cup races will take place on December 28 and 29.

The white mantle covers the slope up to Bormio town (1230 m. asl), but in the upper part the low-pressure area was a strong one, with 50 cm above 2500 m. and 10 cm in Bormio 2000.

It is a good start, it also gives the opportunity to start using the new snow guns up to Bormio 2000. In the meanwhile, the installation of the security nets keeps going: the type A have already been placed in the upper part of the piste, while in the lower part work is in progress.

Oct
16

FIS INSPECTION IN BORMIO – “NOW IT’S IN THE FOREFRONT”

pista stelvio ispiezione 2This morning Marcus Waldner (Chief Race Director WC Men) and Hannes Trinkl (Race Director WC Men – Speed Events), together with Omar Galli (Race director), Pasquale Canclini (Representative for Società Impianti Bormio) and Chicco Pedrini (Safety officer), inspected the Stelvio piste in Bormio, where the two World Cup events will take place on December 28 (DH) and December 29 (Alpine Combined).

It was a long-planned visit and happened before the start of the World Cup circuit on October 28 – with the Men’s and Women’s giant slaloms in Soelden (Aut). In addition to the piste that the two FIS representatives already know, they verified the fiber optic connectivity that will allow television shots, the timing and all communications in complete security. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct
10

FIS ALPINE WORLD CUP: BORMIO IS BACK!

After three years Bormio is once again part of the FIS Alpine World Cup circuit. Its come back was officially presented in the wonderful setting of Terrazza Martini – in the heart of Milan – during the press conference when Fisi and President Flavio Roda introduced the season that’s about to start. A very important and difficult one, which will reach its peak in February 2018, on the occasion of the Winter Olympics in Pyeong Chang, South Korea.

The Olympic Games and their great popularity have always been the best way to engage even those people who are not fond of skiing and other snow disciplines. In a period like Christmas – which is crucial for what television audience matters – Bormio too is preparing to prove once again its value among the most exciting winter venues. This was briefly explained by Valeriano Giacomelli, the AD of Società Impianti Bormio: “We purchased 18 last-generation snow guns and boosted the water network to produce the one hundred thousand cubic meters of snow needed to prepare the Stelvio piste. On December 28 we will host the DH race, on December 29 the Alpine Combined and  the following day the Italian championships at night. We still thank Santa Caterina Valfurva for hosting the last three editions that allowed Lombardia to keep staying in the World Cup circuit.” Read the rest of this entry »

Dec
29

Pinturault: “The most beautiful alpine combined of my career”

Alexis Pinturault (Fra) – The winner

“I’ve never faced such an alpine combined, it was hard, very hard. But I’m proud I moved to the maximum level. Yes, I did something great. I took risks in SuperG, but I managed to achieve everything I promised to myself. I knew the day before that Hirscher and I would have been close after the superG and it was fundamental to maintain maximum concentration. I somehow don’t understand the lack of interest towards alpine combined. With this formula it is still a recent race but already of the highest level and it is a show. However, my season has taken the right direction after a difficult start. Now I have found my balance made of rest, training and races and I can only get better. ”

MARCEL HIRSCHER (Aut) – Second place

“After the SuperG result on Tuesday I didn’t have great confidence in a good result. The Compagnoni course is a difficult one for the speed race and I just hoped to be able to be in the top 20. I don’t have much Super-G training, therefore – after the SuperG – I was extremely pleased and I was convinced slalom would have been a challenge with Pinturault. I knew I was here to win. I’m tired, I’ll rest a few days and then see you in Zagreb. ”

 

ALEKSANDER Kilde – Third place

I’m proud of my third place, but the most important thing is to have found the feelings I pursued since the beginning of the season in SuperG. I was looking for a nice race and attacked as I did. Norway? Yes, it’s a fantastic start of the season for us. It’s an honor for me to be part of this group, every day you learn something new. “

Dec
29

AC Santa Caterina: Pinturault beats Hirscher

The two star racers offered the most convincing evidence of their talent in the fast race, the one which is not favorable for them. They were in fact second and third after the fast race and able to make the most of a trace - the one of Frenchman Fournier - which is closer to giant slalom rather than DH.

Pinturault and Hirscher proved the best technique and courage in Santa Caterina Valfurva, on the Deborah Compagnoni course. The slalom created by Norwegian Mazuir was simple enough, but only Kilde was able to take advantage of it while Kjetil Jansrud was soon out of the games.

The Italians are far. Dominik Paris was a hope, fifth after the Super-G, but unfortunately the Azzurro was out in the slalom after a brave start. The best one is Peter Fill, 17th place, and author of a good slalom run after partially failing "his" super-G. Luca De Aliprandini is 26th in spite of a single day of slalom training. What a pity for Innerhofer, who fell in the Super-G: a knee sprain is feared

That’s how the festival of Santa Caterina ends. Unfortunately the wind forced a DH cancellation, but the Compagnoni course has already been promoted in the elite of the temples of speed.

Dec
29

AC SuperG: Kilde is fast as a missile – Slalom is starts at 2pm

The Norwegian athlete Alex Kilde (24 years old) was the fastest of the SuperG race (as part of the Alpine combined) on the Deborah Compagnoni course in Santa Caterina Valfurva (Sondrio). With 1’32 “65 he is ahead of a fantastic Marcel Hirsher (+0,79), Frenchman Alexis Pinturault (the +0.84) and the Swiss Mauro Caviezel (+ 1.12).

Kilde created his great race facing the curves in the shade immediately after the start and and made it even greater in the final part of the woods. Great precision and a very determined attitude were the fundamental for his performance.

Dominik Paris, 5th place (+ 1,13) is the best ‘Azzurro’ while Peter Fill was below par (+2.72). Christof Inerhofer fell near the finish area and is suffering a calf bruise.

But we are only halfway there, slalom starts at 2pm and that’ll give us the final podium.

Dec
28

Start list – Alpine combined

Download the start list of the Alpine combined race

Dec
28

TOO WINDY IN SANTA CATERINA, DH CANCELLED

The Santa Caterina Men’s World Cup DH race, the third of the season, was cancelled. A difficult decision to take, that cancelles months of work to create the perfect course and the stage for a high level performance too.

The course was perfect, as demonstrated yesterday with the Super-G due in Lake Louise (Canada), but no one can stop the wind. An evil north wind that started to blow last night. It reached a high speed, up to 120 km p/h, and threw away two of the 22 cameras on the course.

“We tried it all – explains the FIS Chief of race director Markus Waldner – and it’is a shame because the course was just perfect. We were up there at dawn, we lowered the start at Daytona curve (the same start as yesterday’s super-G) postponed the race twice but all was useless. What a shame, it would have been a fantastic DH race. ”

“We even thought – continues Waldner – to postpone this race to Friday, December  30 but it’s not possible. It’s not easy in this high season period to find the necessary rooms and – in particular – the US and Canadian team members have already the plane tickets with the date written on them in their pockets and the World Cup calendar doesn’t allow the schedule of other speed events”.

Alpine combined is scheduled for tomorrow, Super-G at 10.30 am and Slalom at 2 pm.

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