In the end it was not a difficult decision to make in cancelling the Downhill in Bad Kleinkirchheim. Huge winds of over 120KMH battered the home town of one of the legends of the sport, Franz Klammer with the finish area looking like a war zone as advertising hoardings littered the finish area and crowd control barriers smashed into Television commentary boxes. As forecast, wind came in overnight after the rain and temperatures were also drastically increased with the föhn effect of the wind. …

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