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The All New FIS Ski WC 2020/21 Thread + Cortina WSC 2021

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@rjs, I was referring to the snowboarders when I said snow sports being Gus Kenworthy & Charlotte Banks, who switched from USA & France respectively. I’m sure they’d love an alpine racer too.
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@ster, So why do you think that Yule would get more funding by switching from CH to GB ?
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@rjs, I don’t recall saying he would get more but I reckon he could get sufficient given the funding Snowsports get , maybe that could be more if his medak propects were good but I would think he could get sufficient. More that he would easily get selection for GB World Cup and Olympic squads than with the competition for the Swiss squad and likely prolong his international career and his earning potential.
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@ster, GB Snowsports doesn't get funding that it can decide how to spend, the last time I checked the budget for freestyle was a lot bigger than for alpine.

Yule is sponsored by a major insurance company and hasn't had problems with team selection so far.
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@rjs, not sure what you mean about it getting funding but cant decide what to spend it on, seems an odd way to run any organisation. Budget freestyle vs alpine could be mixing up cause and effect?

His slalom results have not been great so far prior to WC.

Do you know how much this sponsorship pays?

Anyway tired of flogging this one now as getting into realms of whataboutery where you, despite your undoubted better knowledge, don't know either.
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Anyway tired of flogging this one now as getting into realms of whataboutery where you, despite your undoubted better knowledge, don't know either.

Or there is a limit to how much I'm going to post in public.
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@ster, Ouch!...Play fair children. Eh oh!
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https://coloradosun.com/2019/12/19/gus-kenworth-great-britain-olympics-skiing/

Reads like he switched to compete in more Olympic sports and not have to go through the riggers of the US qualification process.

I guess the US system is looking to increase the medal haul and have the best placed athlete in a position to win at each event? If he really is the bees knees - would the US team have really let him go?
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For those who want to see more of the Dolomites scenery, blue sky and sunshine the Eurosport app is carrying the Women's DH training run from Val di Fassa, coverage has just started. Smile


Edit: It's being held on the slope "La Volata" in the ski area San Pellegrino (a run familiar to several sHs who have skied the San Pelligrino area on the preBBWUW, it's the black piste no.41 that goes from the top of the cable car building with the triangular roof back down to the bottom of the cable car at San Pellegrino) snowHead

I believe the race itself takes place tomorrow.
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@Alastair Pink, yes, thats a really nice run. But the cricket is on. Sad
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@ster, cricket on? Not in the case of England! Poor wicket, two days! Sad
Is the women's D/H on TV anywhere tomorrow? Can't see it on the schedules. Sad
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It should be on Eurosport 2 tomorrow think the start time is 1030
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@davidthornton, I mean for the practice today. I fully expect the cricket to be finished by the race tomorrow.

Unless the two sides agree to squeeze another quick test match into remaining days so as to not disappoint the ticket holders!
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@extremerob, FIS says 1045 UK start time.
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@ster, right you are, broadcasting commences at 1015 on the Eurosport app and then 1035 on Eurosport 2
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bug. My Eurosport app on PS4 wouldnt start up on time (can get in now) so will have to watch on demand later.
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A good inaugural women's DH race on the "La Volata" course in San Pellegrino.Smile There's another women's DH on the same course tomorrow (Eurosport coverage starts a bit earlier at just before 10:00 UK time), and then on Sunday there's a women's Super G. The latter two events are replacements for races which were originally scheduled to take place in Yanqing in China.
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Men's GS sat am
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Sat - Men in Bansko, /G/S 1st run 10am CET, 2nd 1200 CET. Also, Sun.
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Sorry - correction: Men's 2nd 1300hrs. CET.
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@ster, i've found the eurosport app on the phone/computer/firetv to all allow me to go back in time so don't have to wait for it to be over.
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May be a bit late -- but the 2nd ladies downhill from Val di Fassa is on Eurosport 2 right now....!
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Breezy Johnson testing out the safety netting! Fortunately she looks to be unhurt.
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I am getting a real sense of the speed they travel at from todays camera positions.

Alastair -- the commentator mentioned Breezy looked 'bigger' because her 'air-bag' had inflated.
How long have downhillers been using them? (I know they have been used in Motor Bike racing for years..)
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I am getting a real sense of the speed they travel at from todays camera positions.

Alastair -- the commentator mentioned Breezy looked 'bigger' because her 'air-bag' had inflated.
How long have downhillers been using them? (I know they have been used in Motor Bike racing for years..)

Not entirely sure but I definitely remember a similar incident where one inflated 2 or 3 seasons ago. Think the commentators made a similar comment there too.
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@albob, I think air bags to protect the DH racers were first adopted by some DH racers about two or three years ago? Edit: more info here: https://mpora.com/skiing/bag-tricks-airbag-system-trusted-fastest-downhill-skiers-world/
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@Timmycb5, @Alastair Pink, Thanks both
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The Women's Super G in Val di Fassa has just started. Back to blue skies and sunshine for the third and final day of racing on the "La Volata" course in San Pellegrino. Smile
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Oh god her legs gone. You could see it flopping about just under the knee. Horrific


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Thats not good. That knee is at an awful angle. Another bad injury for the Norwegians in the offing I’m afraid.
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Horrendous looking crash Shocked
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Surely she'll need to be helicoptered off. She was clearly conscious as she was screaming in pain Sad

Edit: well at least the Norwegian skier (Kajsa Vickhoff Lie) has now been helicoptered off. I hope they've given her some pain relief on the way to the hospital. Sad


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Having previously been carted off the mountain on a blood wagon, when I see one fully laden it does serve to check my speed. Does it have the same psychological effect on the racers?
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Oh god she sounds in pain too
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That’s another knee
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Oh god she sounds in pain too


Yep that's another bad crash by the Austrian Rosina Schneeberger, looks like she's damaged her leg or knee for sure. I think the helicopter will be needed for a 2nd time. Sad
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I guess they may only have one helicopter available, so perhaps it hasn't arrived back in San Pellegrino yet after taking the Norwegian skier to hospital? It seems to be taking a long time to treat the Austrian skier, although I know they have to stabilise any broken limbs before helicopter evacuation....
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@Alastair Pink, I wondered about what happens when they need another evacuation so soon after the first, if they had more than on helicopter. And if the first evacuee gets taken all the way to hospital in it, where-ever the organisation choose as to where that is (could be close or could be a distance) or if they off load at the base for land transfer. Is it decided case by case or same for all.


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