The super-G races at the World Cup Tignes were canceled today because of bad weather.
The downhill race took place yesterday after having orginally been scheduled for Tuesday with Marie Bochet, Markus Salcher, Mac Marcoux, Claudia Lösch, Danelle Umstead, Akira Kano, Frederic Francois and Mark Bathum all on the slopes. Bochet came away with gold in the women’s standing downhill after finishing first in both races, while Andrea Rothfuss finished second and Dutch skier Anna Jochemsen finished third. In the first downhill race, Austrian skier Salcher won the men’s standing downhill, while Switzerland’s Thomas Pfyl finished second and and Russian Alexey Bugaev finished third. The downhill was the first time the discpline appeared on the IPC World Cup program this year.
For many racers in Tignes, the competition is a warmup for the 2015 World Championships in Panorama, Canada scheduled to take place from February 28 to March 10.