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(Reuters) – The opening girls’s mixed race on the Alpine snowboarding world championships in Cortina d’Ampezzo was postponed on Monday, and Tuesday’s males’s super-G shifted to Thursday, on account of heavy in a single day snow within the Italian Dolomites.
Organisers had already reversed the order of the mixed as a precaution, with the technical slalom leg introduced ahead to precede the super-G within the two-part occasion.
They stated the work required on the slope compelled them to postpone the occasion to subsequent Monday, Feb. 15, which had been scheduled as a relaxation day.
“I did not sleep that a lot, it was an extended evening. Once we noticed at three o’clock that it was snowing so heavy, we had been fairly certain that it might be very tough,” stated girls’s race director Peter Gerdol.
He stated volunteers had been working to organize the programs for Tuesday.
Gerdol had expressed confidence in each super-Gs going forward on Tuesday however the males’s race was subsequently postponed to Thursday rather than first downhill coaching which was cancelled.
The ladies’s super-G was given a brand new begin time of 1200GMT, with Italy’s Marta Bassino scheduled to be first on the Olympia delle Tofane slope.
Switzerland’s Lara Intestine-Behrami, winner of the final 4 girls’s World Cup super-G races, will begin seventh.
Reigning world champion Mikaela Shiffrin of the US might be tenth out of the hut in her first super-G begin in additional than a 12 months.
The championships are going forward with out spectators because of the COVID-19 pandemic.
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