While the best skiers in the world are currently training near Bormio, the program of races scheduled for the Italian resort at the start of the week has been changed. The order of Super-G and descent has been reversed.
The weather conditions are once again disrupting the calendar of the Alpine Skiing World Cup. After several postponements and relocations, since the start of the season, this time it is a reversal of the program that has been reserved for the skiers present at Bormio this week. To adapt to the snowfall forecast in Lombardy over the next few days, the order of Super-G and descent has been reversed.
The Super-G will start this Monday at 11:30 am in the famous Italian resort while the first round of the descent will take place 24 hours later, on Tuesday. The day of Wednesday could be requested if necessary. It is the reserve day decided by the organizers of this prestigious race.
In Bormio, Alexis Pinturault will try to increase his lead
To allow skiers to prepare for these two disciplines, a second training session is scheduled this Sunday. On Saturday, the American Ryan Cochran-Siegle was the fastest. The 28-year-old skier only occupies 15th place in the World Cup after eleven races.
In the lead, we find Alexis Pinturault who will try to take advantage of the start of the Italian week to widen the gap on Aleksander Aamodt Kilde and Marco Odermatt, his first two pursuers.
As a reminder, the last race organized before Christmas allowed Henrik Kristoffersen to get closer to the leading trio. The Norwegian won in the night slalom organized in Madonna di Campiglio.