Weather postpones women's World Cup super-G to Monday

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GARMISCH-PARTENKIRCHEN, Germany — The last women’s World Cup race before the world alpine ski championships was rescheduled to Monday because of fog hanging over the Kandahar course Sunday.

While conditions were perfect at the start, clouds over the middle and lower parts of the hill limited visibility and made a safe super-G race impossible.

Organizers shifted the start several times before postponing the event to Monday as conditions failed to improve in the afternoon.

The International Ski Federation said it took the decision “due to the current weather situation and the permanence of fog on the race course.”

Switzerland's Lara Gut-Behrami won Saturday's super-G on the same course for her third straight win in the discipline.

Marie-Michele Gagnon of Lac-Etchemin, Que., took bronze for the first World Cup podium of her career in a speed race and her first medal in almost five years.

Saturday's race was initially a downhill, but more bad weather wiped out both training sessions during the week.

A downhill race cannot take place without a mandatory training run on the course.

The world alpine ski championship in Cortina d’Ampezzo, Italy, open on Feb. 8.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published Jan. 31, 2021.

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