The Kitzbuhel Ski Club launched a new project this year, starting Hahnenkamm-week with a EuopaCup downhill. This event is fully integrated into the week, with live TV coverage. It is a shortened version of the track, starting from just above the Mausfalle and finishing at the Ober-Hausberg.
Today’s race gave 86 younger and aspiring athletes experience on the toughest downhill in the world.
From athletes – who were pumped from this great experience; to organizers who were thrilled with the outcome of the race; to officials of several FIS sub-committees who were on-site to take in the race – thumbs up .
Now, these athletes have a base of experience. The KSC used every event – from the bib draw, inspection, use of the start building with its private athlete lounge, live TV, video wall at finish, prize money, whosting and awards ceremony – to give the EuropaCup (and more) athletes a taste-test of the “real deal”.
News release from Kitzbuhel: https://www.hahnenkamm.com/en/schweizer-gewinnt-ec-premiere/
Editors note: apologies for the quality of this post – which has been done from my iPhone. IT issues in Austria!