Soelden – no Men’s race but who are the winners and losers

SOELDEN, AUSTRIA - OCTOBER 26: During the Audi FIS Alpine Ski World Cup Men's and Women's Giant Slalom training on October 26, 2017 in Soelden, Austria. (Photo by Alain Grosclaude/Agence Zoom)

When Mother nature calls there is precious little you can do. The Men’s World Cup tour was hit last year and in the FIS Alpine Forum on Friday before the racing started, both Atle Skaardal and Markus Waldner, the women’s and men’s race directors for FIS on the World Cup expressed hope that this year the weather would be more cooperative. No joy as high wind at the start meant the Women’s start was lowered to the top of the steep. Then the Men’s race was cancelled totally for safety reasons.

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