LIVE UPDATE: Women’s Ski World Cup Downhill in Zermatt-Cervinia 2023 on Saturday – preliminary reports, start list and live ticker – new start time: 12:30 pm ET

LIVE UPDATE: Women’s Ski World Cup Downhill in Zermatt-Cervinia 2023 on Saturday – preliminary reports, start list and live ticker – new start time: 12:30 pm ET

The women’s downhill season at the Audi FIS Ski World Cup is about to get off to an exciting start with the first two sprint races on 18th and 19th November on the ‘Gran Becca’ track in Zermatt-Cervinia, Italy. The organizing committee and the FIS race director, Peter Gerdol, are already hoping for good weather conditions on Saturday that will allow for a safe and fair descent. The official FIS start list for the women’s downhill on the “Gran Becca” slope in Cervinia on Saturday at 12:30 p.m., as well as the FIS starting numbers and live ticker can be found in the data menu.

Current message from OK Zermatt-Cervinia:

New program for today!

09:00: Important message for all media representatives and athletes from Cervinia: The media inspection on the route planned for today has been cancelled. The situation remains exciting for the athletes – course inspection is on standby. We ask for patience from everyone involved and will inform you as soon as there is news.

8:30 am: The final decision on whether the race can start is expected to be made shortly after 9am.

7:15 am: There are important changes to today’s program. Athletes will have the opportunity to inspect the course between 10:30 and 11:45. For media representatives, the route route is scheduled a little earlier, namely from 10:15 to 11:00.

Please note that the Race start postponed to 12:30pm has became. The final program will be confirmed at 8:30 am. We look forward to an exciting day of racing and will keep you updated on any future developments!

06:00: Due to strong gusts of wind, the elevators are out of order. This morning’s program has been postponed by an hour. Track inspection for athletes now begins at 10am, while media representatives can inspect the track from 9:45am. O The start is still scheduled for 11:45 am. Stay tuned as the next update will be at 7am – we’ll keep you posted!

Data and facts – Downhill World Cup
1st women’s match in Zermatt-Cervinia

FIS initial list: Women’s 1st descent on Saturday
FIS live ticker: 1st women’s descent on Saturday
FIS final score: Women’s 1st descent on Saturday

FIS final classification: 2nd downhill training for women

General classification of the 2023/24 Women’s World Cup
Women’s downhill World Cup classification 2023/24

Nations Cup: women’s classification
Nations Cup: general classification

All data will be updated as soon as it arrives

The descent, which starts at 3505 meters, avoids the Matterhorn jump, but takes runners through the heart of the Gran Becca, between the “Ventina Wall”, the “Spalla di Rollin” and at the end over the “Plateau Rosa Schuss”.. . until the end. The speed riders had to bravely face the technical challenges of the slope and reach impressive speeds of over 130 km/h in the final section, whilst also battling the pitfalls of the still relatively unknown racing slope.

The focus is once again Sofia Goggia, the 31-year-old top Italian female racer known for her fast and risky riding style. Goggia is aiming for his fourth consecutive Downhill at the Crystal Globe and fifth overall of his impressive career.

The fun-loving Goggia, who also attracts attention in Austria off the track with activities such as playing the accordion and climbing rope, is looking forward to the upcoming 2026 Milan-Cortina Olympics and is determined to add to her impressive trophy collection.

Goggia dominated the downhill rankings last season with an advantage of almost 200 points. With five victories and three additional podium places in a total of nine descents, she clearly stood out from the competition. However, she failed to win the most important individual race of the season, the downhill World Cup; this triumph was happening Jasmine Flurywhile Corinne Suter came in third place. New season favorites include: Goggia also Lara Gut-Behramiwho came third in the last winter race, and Joana Hahlenwho narrowly missed fourth place in Lake Louise and is therefore one of the hopes of the Swiss team.

Beside Goggia However, other athletes like this will also be Ilka Stuhec (Slovenia), Kajsa Vickhoff Lie (Norway) and Elena Curtoni (Italy) – all winners from last season – will provide competition. Other serious challengers are: Lara Gut-Behrami, Corinne Suter (both in Switzerland), Laura Gauche (France), Kira Weidle (Germany), Mirjam Puchner, Cornelia Hutter It is Nina Ortlieb (both Austria), all of whom achieved podium places at last year’s World Cup.

Official FIS Ski World Cup calendar for the 2023/24 men’s season

Official FIS Ski World Cup calendar for the 2023/24 women’s season

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