19-20 January 2019
Olympia delle Tofane - Cortina d'Ampezzo

Half a meter of snow in Tofana: the downhill of Cortina postponed to tomorrow

The start tomorrow from Punta Anna at 11,00 - The super-G also slipped twenty-four hours - Tonight public bib draw at 6.15 pm

 

Date: 17/01/2015 from 11.00
Place: Cortina d'Ampezzo

Weather forecasts are less and less wrong, and also this time they have been exact in full. After heavy rain last night in the village and the rise in temperature above freezing point, this morning Cortina d'Ampezzo woke up all white and covered with a blanket of snow which in Tofana exceeded half a meter. Consequently the FIS jury, even before dawn, decided to postpone of twenty-four hours the second downhill race on the Olympic track of Tofane, after the one won yesterday by Elena Fanchini. It should not snow intensely after three p.m. today. Anyway, tomorrow at noon the sky should clear up and, why not, before sunset we will see the reappearance the sun on the beautiful Dolomite valley.

Consequently, the program of the big Ampezzo’s event, now at its twenty-third consecutive edition, shall simply slip by a day. Tomorrow morning there will be the downhill, probably departing from Punta Anna, above the Pomedes hut, at an altitude of 2320 meters, and Monday the super-G, which will start from Tofane Schuss 160 meters downstream. The new start times of the two races of the World Cup are already set, with their relevant live television broadcasting on Raisport 1 and Eurosport: tomorrow at 11,00 the downhill and the super-G at 10.30 on Monday.

Meanwhile it has been confirmed for 18:15 tonight the bib draw for the tomorrow downhill at the Angelo Dibona square, at the foot of the historic bell tower of the church of Saints Philip and Saint James in the heart of Cortina, sparkling with its new lighting.

  
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