The blue also trained on San Pellegrino. On the VolatA slope also Marta Bassino and Elena Curtoni
From the victories of this triumphal start to the season to the snows of Falcade. The blue of speed prepare the next rounds of the World Cup and the Beijing Olympics on VolatA, dreaming of winning heavy medals.
At the beginning of the week Sofia Goggia and comapgne are training on the track that unites Veneto and Trentino and which last year, the week following the Ampezzo world review, hosted the Women’s World Cup for the first time.
Elena Curtoni, Marta Bassino, sisters Nadia and Nicol Delago, Roberta Melesi, Karoline Pichler, but also some French and American.
Yesterday saw the Italians try and retry the descents on the technical slope that descends from Col Margherita and which is part of the structures of the Val di Fassa dedicated to the “Piste Azzurre” project, an agreement that unites the Italian Winter Sports Federation and the Val di Fassa for the preparation of top athletes and which was recently renovated until 2026.
These are days of fundamental preparation for the Italians who, of course, are working towards the Olympics.
In view of the Chinese Games, there are still some World Cup competitive events, starting from the next few days.
Next Saturday and Sunday the jet women will be engaged in a downhill and a super-G in Altenmarkt / Zauchensee, Austria, while on January 22nd and 23rd they will compete in one of the most traditional tracks of the women’s white circus, the Olympia delle Tofane.
In Cortina d’Ampezzo there is great expectation for the blue and, in particular, for Goggia who last year had to give up the Ampezzo World Cup due to an injury which occurred a few days before the world championship. If it is true that the Olympics is the appointment of the year, it is also true that for Goggia the Cup is not a secondary objective: the two athletes who precede it, the American Mikaela Shiffrin and the Slovak Petra Vlhova are not very far in the general. .
Returning to VolatA, in February 2021 to “baptize” it in the World Cup was one of the most prominent athletes in pink skiing, the Swiss Lara Gut Behrami.
The Ticino, fresh from the two golds (giant and super-giant) and the bronze (descent) of the Cortina World Championships took home the victory in the two descents, in the first preceding the Austrian Ramona Siebenhofer and compatriot Corinne Suter, in the second the Suter and the German Kira Weidle.
In the three days of the World Cup, there was glory also for Federica Brignone: the Aosta Valley, fresh from a year of fasting and the disappointment of the Cortina World Cup, won the third and final race, the super-G, ahead of Gut and Suter.