Dec
28

Santa Caterina hosts the slaloms scheduled in Zaghreb

The slaloms scheduled in Zaghreb will be hosted on January 5 and 6 in Santa Caterina Valfurva (Sondrio) on the final part of the Deborah Compagnoni.

This is the programme:

January 5: women’s slalom

January 6: men’s slalom

The timetable will be communicated soon.

Dec
28

Santa Caterina DH: Innerhofer is fast!

It was a trial of strength for Christof Innerhofer in the second and last official training of the Santa Caterina DH, which is going to take place tomorrow at 11.45am. The customs officier from South Tyrol is today’s fastest with 1’47″41 – 24/100 ahead of the second, the Austrian Hannes Reichelt (the fastest of the first official training) and 50/100 of Frenchman Adrien Theaux. Innerhofer created his advantage on the top part of the track, the most technical one, where the sequence of bends boosted his accuracy and the innate ability to make the most of the elastic response of the skis. This is a perfect result to be confident about the race, which, hopefully, should represent an awakening for him and for the whole Italian team.
“It’s a difficult course and that’s why I like it. There are a few passages that can make the difference. I like it more than Stelvio slope in Bormio”.

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Dec
27

Interviewing Reichelt, Jansrud, Svindal and Ganong

Today’s fastest racer, the two Norwegians and last year’s winner tell us about the course

Dec
27

Start list second official training

The second official training of the fourth FIS World Cup race will start tomorrow at 11.45am.

See the start list

See the fact sheet

 
Credits img: Marco Andreola

Dec
27

First official training: Reichelt was the fastest

Hannes Reichelt 27_12_15 Santa Caterina ValfurvaThe Austrian Hannes Reichelt was the fastest in today’s first official training of Santa Caterina DH. With 1’48 “20 he is ahead of the Azzurro Christof Innerhofer by 7/100 and 1’26″ of Peter Fill. They all started with the advantage of having trained on the Deborah Compagnoni course a few days ago together with the rest of the Italian, Austrian, as well as Canadian teams. The others were more cautious.

Few athletes know well the course in Santa Caterina with all the pitfalls and technical features of a path that hosted a Men’s World Cup race for the first time just last season. In fact, few have chased speed just like the young Norwegian Aamodt Kilde did, fourth (1”43) behind Reichelt, and the Frenchman Adrien Theaux, fifth (1″93). The dominator of this first part of the season, the Norwegian Aksel Svindal, is only 31th (4”68) and his team mate Kjetil Jansrud is 21th (3″31).

Overall good news from the Azzurri: 11th place for Werner Heel (2″66), 14th place for Dominik Paris (2″92). Davide Cazzaniga from Lecco is 12th (2″88) and got a bib for the race on Tuesday. Siegmar Klotz, Mattia Casse and Silvano Varettoni will fight for the other bib in tomorrow’s training. The second training is scheduled at 11.45am. The race will be broadcasted live on Raisport 1 and Eurosport starting from 11.30am.

Dec
26

Start list of the official training

Captain's meeting

Tomorrow at 11.45 it’s first official training time on the Deborah Compagnoni.

See the start list

Dec
26

Santa Caterina DH: tomorrow it’s first official training time

pista deborah compagnoni

The training session is going to start tomorrow at 11:30 am on the Deborah Compagnoni track in Santa Caterina. It’s the first of the two official trainings before the Men’s World Cup race taking place on Tuesday, December 29. Despite the crazy weather of this atypical winter, the track  is in perfect conditions and has already been tested by the Italian, Austrian and Canadian athletes on the occasion of last Sunday and Monday training.

The track is frozen and about 80,000 cubic meter of snow have been produced to prepare a uniform 50 centimeters thick cloak on the 3100 meters long and 55 meters wide track. It’s been a huge amount of work, and the director of the circuit Markus Waldner and the FIS downhill manager Hannes Trinkl have already congratulated about that.

Once again it’s a matter of hunting the Norwegian Aksel Svindal, the absolute speed dominator in the first part of the season with the successes in Lake Louise, Beaver Creek and Gardena. His teammate Kjetil Jansrud, the American Travis Ganong (who won last year in Santa Caterina) and hopefully the “Azzurri” should be the ones to be there hunting him.

Tomorrow 12 Italians will be on the track. Six of them (Dominik Paris, Christof Innerhofer, Peter Fill, Werner Heel, Mattia Casse and Matteo Marsaglia) are already sure to be competing. The others (Silvano Varettoni, Siegmar Klotz, Davide Cazzaniga, Henri Battilani, Emanuele and Paolo Buzzi Pangrazzi) will fight for the other available places.

Dec
26

A suede rescuded on the Deborah Compagnoni slope

Perhaps he too wanted to experience the pure adrenaline of the Deborah Compagnoni, the track of Santa Caterina (So) that Tuesday, December 29 will host the fourth Men’s DH World Cup race. But this was not a lucky suede. In fact, he was trapped in the safety nets and two customs officers working for the Alpine rescue had to help and free him .

See the video of the officers rescuing the suede

Credits: Angelo Fachin

Dec
21

On a “two days training in Santa Caterina” Reichelt is the fastest

The training of the Italian, Austrian and Canadian athletes in Santa Caterina on the track Deborah Compagnoni in Santa Caterina are over. Tuesday, December 29 the town will host the fourth Men’s DH World Cup race. This morning the athletes could count on the entire track, from Cresta Sobretta (2750 m) to the finish area (1745 m). A track that all athletes consider as very challenging.

“A track for women? Really?” that’s what said Dominik Paris. For the Austrian Hannes Reichelt it is technically and physically very demanding “It leaves you out of breath.” Yes, the Deborah Compagnoni – with the works carried out in the summer – has now higher technical features which are also enhanced by the work of the FIS responsible Hannes Trinkl.

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Dec
19

Val Gardena: it’s Svindal time, again!

Svindal Fayed Jansrud Val Gardena 2015

Il podio in Val Gardena 2015

Aksel Lund Svindal won the downhill race in Val Gardena. This is his third DH podium this year, after the victories in Lake Louise and Beaver Creek. And he’s definitely the 2015 dominator in Val Gardena with yesterday’s SuperG victory too!

Second place is for Guillermo Fayed (third place in Beaver Creek and fourth place in Lake Louise) and third place is for Kjetil Jansrud, (second place in yesterday’s Super G)

The next exciting DH event is in Santa Caterina Valfurva! 10 days to the race, 100% pure adrenaline and a big event open to you all : you’re all invited for free to enjoy the race live from the parterre , from the stands or near the track!

 

Credits image: fisalpine.com 

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