Racing FIS World Cup 2018/2019

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  1. Kletterer

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    I like to think that's how I ski high noon.
     
  6. Kletterer

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    Probably my favourite moment of racing in the last 10 years ( Didier Cuche--- der kannst nit umshmeisen--- der spinnt-- 2011 Kitzbuhel also a cracker) particularly if you understand the Austrian dialect. This video shows the passion and anxiety in the commentators.
     
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    Yes, that run was awesome.

    That was of course the race that was featured in the film 'Streif - one hell of a ride' which showed various skiers in the year leading up to that race in their preparation and how big winning the downhill in Kitzbühel is. In that film Hannes revealed that he skied that run in a fair amount of back pain. Two days later scans showed that a spinal disc had jumped out and he was operated on that day and ended that season.

    Winning on the Streif is massive, especially so for Austrians. Armin Assinger certainly showed that in his fairly parochial commentary. I though much prefer Hans Knauss in the expert commentary role. Assignger was a racer in the 90's and these days hosts the Austrian version of the Million dollar show.
     
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    note no reference to female competitors
    so: is Mikaela going to continue dominating?
    are Wendy and Frida condemned to alternating second and third forever?
    has Anna managed a comeback or is it too late?
    is Aussie Tess due for a breakthrough?
    Viktoria? Tina? Sofia? Petra?
    any others coming through?
    will there ever be a more glorious name than Ragnhild Mowinckel?
     
  11. Heinz

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    There was this piece from Anna last week. https://sport.orf.at/stories/3013462/
    She has had her first pain free summer training for a few years and is feeling good. She will be concentrating on GS and Super-G this season and looking for greater consistency especially in her favorite discipline of GS.
     
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    I’m not up with ski racing. Perhaps a naive question but is it on telly at all? I’d like to check out the rounds that are being held where we will be this December/January.
     
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    In Australia I believe the English Eurosport coverage is shown on Fox. I subscribe to Austrian TV online during the race season.
    Where exactly were you heading in Dec/Jan? Best coverage is in Austria where ALL World cup races are shown live on FTA TV (ORF1 or 2). You should get coverage in the other Euro countries as well, though not sure if all races are shown live.

    European races are normally scheduled somewhere around 9-10am local time, with 2nd run for technical events around 1pm. There are also a few night races.
    Biggest event of the season is the Kitzbühel downhill in January where you get 50K+ people attending. The night slalom in Schladming a few days later gets similar numbers.

    Have a look at last years thread for more on this.
    https://www.ski.com.au/xf/threads/world-cup-2017-2018.79586/
     
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    I'd also like to see how Ester Ledecka would do if she was on the ski WC circuit full time. I doesn't sound like it'll happen, but the events she is in will be worth watching.
     
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    We’ll be in Kitz and Val Gardena but not at the time of the races. Would be nice to check Val Gardena out before we get there and ski at Kitz so we can get a feel for it when we watch it back in Oz.
     
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    Frothin' for this season as usual. :cool:
     
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    my much respected club captain .
    Austrian.
    said to me " I will race till I die "
    i get it.
     
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    Uninspiring course for WC, one mid-run pitch with extensive flats above and below. I guess you get what you get with glacier skiing. They turn it into a party for season opener so who cares.
     
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  21. Heinz

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    Stream Austrian TV ORF1. They show all the races and have the best coverage and commentary (though only in German of course).
    I've always used this site https://schoener-fernsehen.com/html5/stream/ORF1 which is subscription based which reminds me it is almost time to sign up for another 6 months for the ski season.

    Here also https://tvthek.orf.at/live I think it is free for a certain period then requires subscription. Some sites also only allow access from Austria.