Racing World Cup season 21/22

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From Nici Hosp's camera run
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Schnaxxy Schnaxxlburger

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not so great at Killington - Tessa Worley leading, then the weather intervened and it’s cancelled
half of the coverage looked like this

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[too cold and snowy for Tessa to sit there]

meanwhile there’s a sucky Warren Miller documentary that popped up


a bit of HH product placement
 

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Snowing hard this morning, course crew were heading out at 430 am to remove snow for SG. Likely they will use a the bad weather start.
 
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Poor guys shoveled so much but by 930 am the jury decided it was not possible to achieve safe course conditions in time for the 12:15 start. Snow continues still, borderline rain. Two of our timing guys drove from Whistler to Golden yesterday and then skied at Kicking Horse today. Had a beauty powder day on no base.
 

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First time out on course this morning. So much snow, and so heavy. Up near the top of the ladies' course there's 30-50 cm. No choice but to bring in groomers, open up B nets and push it out. Huge amount of work to do to get a training run off tomorrow, and there's another system due in 2 days. Jury will be faced with a difficult decision. Normally you'd opt to run from a lower start so there's less track to clean, but if the incoming system forces cancelation of the second and third runs, then the race has to go from the start they used in the one completed training run.

There will be much agonizing over weather forecasts tonight and in the morning.
 
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Looks like the pattern is set already for the rest of the season. Wonder who else will challenge for the overall? Gut-Behrami?
the later race at Killington with Shifffin, Vlhova and Holdener on the podium has been the pattern for several years now, in different versions of that order
Wendy had some major issues with her hands this year, just now back in action
 

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the later race at Killington with Shifffin, Vlhova and Holdener on the podium has been the pattern for several years now, in different versions of that order
Wendy had some major issues with her hands this year, just now back in action
I thought Holdener fell away somewhat last year from her perennial third step of the podium spot but looks like she's back in the slalom.

There are the Italians in GS and then Gut-Behrami in the speed events.

I think the big globe will be contested between Petra, Mikaela and Lara.
 

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Good day at the Lake today, a completed training run from the top. Monster effort overnight with groomers and again from course crew from sunrise to the 1 pm start. Course held up well despite overall soft conditions.

Snowing again now, up to 50 cm forecast. That might be the only training run they get.
 
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The warm Pacific air moved in overnight, freezing level shot up to 2400 m; ie, top of course. Rain on top of new snow. Word came out before sunrise that today's run is canceled.

Heading out now to sort out a couple of minor wiring gremlins and make sure all our cable reels etc are positioned so they won't be frozen in and impossible to remove at the end of the week.
 

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Rain all day yesterday and wet sloppy snow today. Program canceled again. Forecast is for a steady temp drop today and tonight, low of -15 C by tomorrow night. The track for the first DH race will be way faster than it was for Tuesday's training run, expect plenty of DNF.
 

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And for the not the downhill update just because there actually are other World Cup events ;)

Adam Lambert did well in China in Boarder X recently. Won the small final and came 5th.
Laura Peel came 4th in the Aerials in Ruka.
 
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Another money day for Breezy. Second place is worth 20,000 Swiss francs ($A31,000), plus her sponsors' incentives net her about the same again. The win is worth double that.

More or less everyone used the same line out of the start that Goggia nailed yesterday to put her so far in front, and today she skied that same line, but did it better than everyone else. Her win was already set before the first interval.

Couple of pictures from the start area and the Mikaela show. It was snowing lightly so she had one of the US team coaches keeping it off with an umbrella. Plus two more to clean boot soles and remove snow from skis.

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Coaches and athletes watching the race on TV at the start.

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Super G day at LL. For much of the track, there is little opportunity for the course setter to do anything but follow the terrain. The gliding upper section of the DH where Goggia excelled in the DH is not in the SG, but the steep technical middle section remains. So I would expect the results to generally follow the DH, with Goggia, Johnson, Suter being the threats. Some SG specialists might rise a few places, such as Ledecka, Gagnon, Delago.

Cool day, overcast skies, a little snow being drifted in on the wind from higher up.
 
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