After three wonderful editions on the Deborah Compagnoni slope of Santa Caterina Valfurva, the World Cup circuit will back on a slope where the history of alpine skiing was written. The appointment is on December 28th and 29th with the Men’s Downhill race and the Men’s Combined race on the Stelvio slope.
The Stelvio slope is almost 3,230 meters long with a 986-meter vertical drop and a maximum gradient of 60%. The start is breathtaking. Two really fast turns lead immediately to the Rocca jump. Then it’s straight into the Canalino Sertorelli, where the skiers gather speed. Then, once past the Fontana Lunga turn, the skiers meet the insidious Ermellini turns, which lead them to the Carcentina diagonal, one of the most spectacular parts of the course.Just a few seconds to catch their breath and from the Ciuk, they hit the fastest part of the course, the San Pietro jump, which opens up like an chasm under their skis. After the flat stretch they are into the woods where the course is on a counterslope, with big, fast and demanding turns that leave no room for error. Competitors reach more than 100 km/h as they approach the last jump and then fly under the finish banner.
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On Tuesday, December 26th
at 11:30 a.m.: first official training (men’s downhill race) – Ski stadium
On Wednesday, December 27th
at 11:30 a.m.: second official training (men’s downhill race) – Ski stadium
at 6:00 p.m.: parade, meeting with the “Azzurri” and bib draw – Piazza Cavour
On Thursday, December 28th
from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.: Live music – Ski stadium
at 11:45 a.m.: Men’s downhill race and award ceremony – Ski stadium
On Friday, December 29th
at 11:30 a.m.: Men’s Alpine Combined: downhill – Ski stadium
at 3 p.m.: Men’s Alpine Combined: slalom and award ceremony – Ski stadium– Gara combinata alpina maschile: slalom (AC) e cerimonia di premiazione – Ski stadium