The day after the silver in the alpine combination, the Slovak skier Petra Vlhová fights in parallel races, which will have their premiere in individual form at the World Championships.
In Cortina d’Ampezzo, the qualification is on the program on Tuesday at 9.00 am, the sixteen best women and men will present themselves in the elimination section from 2 pm.
The format of the competition is the same as at the November World Cup event in the Austrian resort of Lech / Zürs, where the 25-year-old Slovak national team rejoiced in the victory.
In the final she defeated the American Paula Moltzan, the third was the Swiss Lara Gutová-Behrami. American Mikaela Shiffrin did not start and she decided to skip this discipline at the championship as well.
Sixteen will enter the KO phase from two qualifying races (you will find the starting lists at the end of the article), one in the blue and one in the red track. Apart from Vlhová, Slovakia will be represented by Andreas Žampa. Also in the elimination round, the opponents change tracks from the eight finals to the grand finals.
The International Ski Federation (FIS) has already experimented with city events, parallel slalom or parallel giant slalom in an effort to modernize the alpine calendar.
It matches the parameters, as it will be skied for giant slalom and the goals will be sixteen to twenty meters away, but it is already held under a different name – parallel races.
The FIS distinguishes between these disciplines on its official website. The fan of this model is not the head of the men’s national team of the Austrian Ski Association (ÖSV) Andreas Puelacher.
“Parallel slalom did not work, and city events did not take place. I don’t think we need something like that, “the APA agency quoted him as saying.
It’s hard to find the favorites of unpredictable races. Vlhová, who triumphed in November, was eliminated in a parallel giant slalom in January 2020 in Sestriere, Italy, in the first elimination round.
Tuesday, February 16
Women’s and men’s parallel races (9.00 qualification, 14.00 elimination part)
SP 2020/2021 (Lech / Zürs)
women: 1. Petra VLHOVÁ (SR), 2. Paula Moltzanová (USA), 3. Lara Gutová-Behramiová (CHE)
men: 1. Alexis Pinturault (Fr.), 2. Henrik Kristoffersen (Nór.), 3. Alexander Schmid (Nem.)
slope: Rumerlo, start 1740 m above sea level, finish 1560, track length 540 m, elevation gain 180, descent max 38, average 33 percent
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