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hckosice

Alpine Skiing FIS World Cup 2017 - 2018

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heywoodu    3,420
3 minutes ago, dcro said:

I'm guessing this is podium number 714 for Moelgg and still no win? :p

The 12th, actually :p 

 

Reminds me of Hansdotter's 8 consecutive second places before finally taking a win. 

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phelps    582
1 minute ago, dcro said:

I'm guessing this is podium number 714 for Moelgg and still no win? :p

 

more or less...

 

but it's all on ORF director...:evil::wall:

he did everything he could to boiycott her first WC success...first he showed the graphics saying she's never won a WC race before and then when she was at the start he went on with another graphics saying she would have been the oldest WC winner if she was to succeed...

and of course she only got third at the end of the day...:facepalm:

 

however, new season but old attitude by Bassino and, above all, Goggia...:wall:

their skiing IQ is really -2743...:facepalm:

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dcro    2,874
2 minutes ago, phelps said:

their skiing IQ is really -2743...:facepalm:

 

:lol:

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heywoodu    3,420
9 minutes ago, phelps said:

 

more or less...

 

but it's all on ORF director...:evil::wall:

he did everything he could to boiycott her first WC success...first he showed the graphics saying she's never won a WC race before and then when she was at the start he went on with another graphics saying she would have been the oldest WC winner if she was to succeed...

and of course she only got third at the end of the day...:facepalm:

 

however, new season but old attitude by Bassino and, above all, Goggia...:wall:

their skiing IQ is really -2743...:facepalm:

Oh well, that's exactly what makes me like Goggia, because when she does get it right without DNF'ing, oh boy, that is spectacular :bowdown:

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dcro    2,874
2 minutes ago, heywoodu said:

Oh well, that's exactly what makes me like Goggia, because when she does get it right without DNF'ing, oh boy, that is spectacular :bowdown:

 

Even when she finishes she gets it wrong most of the time. :d  Didn't she lose a probable WCh gold in downhill (?) thanks to one silly mistake?

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phelps    582
1 hour ago, heywoodu said:

Oh well, that's exactly what makes me like Goggia, because when she does get it right without DNF'ing, oh boy, that is spectacular :bowdown:

 

well, I also like her, too...

 

but frankly she's always too much on the edge...

now she's experienced enough to know that she should be able to find a reasonable balance between attacking at her best and avoiding excessive risks in the most dangerous corners of the course...

as @dcro wrote, she already missed out on quite a few top results because of her "all or nothing" attitude...

she has to realize that she's no longer a promising youngster...now she's one of the top racers in the world in at least 3 different disciplines, who's expected by fans, coaches and officials to capitalize on her talent and get some medals...

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hckosice    1,889

Stage 1 in Sölden (AUT)

October 28th, 2017

 

Giant Slalom Womens (1/9)

1. Viktoria Rebensburg :GER  1:55.20, 2. Tessa Worley :FRA  1:55.34 and 3. Manuela Moelgg :ITA 1:55.73

 

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Full Results Here

Video Highlights

Spoiler

 

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hckosice    1,889

Men's giant slalom in Sölden had to be cancelled

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It’s almost becoming a pattern in Sölden. In the past few years, the opening ladies giant slalom on Saturday could be held under sunny skies, while the men’s Tour had to face challenging conditions on Sunday. And 2017 is no different.

 

Except that this time, the wind storm was extremely powerful, with wind gusts up to 120 km/h have been measured at the Pitztaler weather station, close to the Rettenbach Glacier. This makes it impossible to hold a safe World Cup event. Therefore, the jury decided to cancel the race.

 

“The local authority, the organising committee and the race jury came together at 05h30 this morning to evaluate the situation on the glacier. At first, we decided to stand by and delay the final decision to 6h45. However, the situation didn’t improve and according to the updated forecast the wind gusts will get even stronger and the safety can no longer be guaranteed. Safety comes first, we had no other choice than to cancel,” said FIS Chief Race Director Markus Waldner.

 

As per World Cup rule 18.1, the World Cup Opening races which have to be cancelled during the Opening are not rescheduled, so there will be one less giant slalom on the men’s calendar 2017/18.


The World Cup Tour will go on in November, with a ladies’ and a men’s slalom on 11th and 12th in Levi.

 

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heywoodu    3,420
Just now, Gianlu33 said:

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Yeah, all nice and fun to go into conspiracy theories, but I've got a feeling Ligety would also complain if they're being sent down with 120km/h (and stronger) wind gusts. 

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