Alpine skiing, no go for Sofia Goggia and Elena Curtoni: two more stops
Two scheduled downhill runs in Zermatt/Cervinia also skipped: Sofia Goggia’s debut postponed
False start for the Women’s Alpine Skiing World Cup. After the stoppage of the Soelden commitments, the two downhill races scheduled in Zermatt/Cervinia on Saturday, Nov. 5 and Sunday, Nov. 6, that would have seen the debut of the two Italian athletes Sofia Goggia and Elena Curtoni, have also been skipped.
The races, the so-called “Speed Opening,” were canceled due to lack of snow after an inspection by Chief Race Director Peter Gerdol and Alberto Senigagliesi, Speed Race Director: the too-high temperatures did not allow the organizers to prepare the event. FIS announced that the two runs would not be made up. “I would like to have a quiet season, but we start right away in the barrel with the Speed Opening and it will not be easy on the physical level,” Sofia Goggia had said before learning of the stop.”