Åre 2017: Leading with speed


Sverige Nationalarenan, Åre – Day 2 of the #wjsc2017 dawned crisp and cold with the second of two training runs for ladies and men on the program. While the wind was gusty enough to stop operation of the upper gondola, the ski resort provided cats to pull athletes to the top start to enable use of the entire downhill.

The track hardened considerably overnight, thanks to clear skies, cold temperatures and high humidity. “It is an excellent surface for this level of competition” said Peter Gerdol, FIS Race Director for the men. “Firm, fast and not too slick.”

Twenty year old Dajana Dengscherz (Kitzbuhel Ski Club) of the Austrian Ski Team led the ladies training run with a time of 1:25.88. Team Austria and Team Sweden dominated, taking 6 of the top 7 spots.

Link to ladies results: https://data.fis-ski.com/dynamic/results.html?sector=AL&raceid=87158

Nils Alphand (Ski Club Serre Chevalier) of France led the men’s run with a time of 1:24.48.

Link to the men’s results: https://data.fis-ski.com/dynamic/results.html?sector=AL&raceid=87159

Today’s report is brief, as we have an early morning tomorrow.

Video: Racer #1, Stefanie Fleckenstein (Whistler Mt. Ski Club)


About Ken Read

Tough, Informed, engaged. Athlete centred, committed to good governance.
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