The Swiss women's team, led by head coach Beat Tschuor, dazzled at the Beijing Olympics, winning no less than three gold medals and four others. Crans-Montana and the many fans present are delighted to be able to applaud three Swiss Olympic champions: Michelle Gisin, Corinne Suter and Lara Gut-Behrami.
For Beat Tschuor, the Mont Lachaux piste is the ideal place to compete in the first post-Olympic races with his strong team, because "Crans-Montana has a demanding, quality piste that offers great entertainment. It’s also perfectly located in Switzerland, in the heart of Valais."
He doesn’t hesitate to use the term "Classic", referring to the stage of the Women's World Cup. In recent years, many races have taken place on the Haut Plateau. And Beat Tschuor is hoping for a lot more: "Everything that’s done here for elite sport is worthy not just of the World Cup, but also of the World Championships. I'm keeping my fingers crossed that Crans-Montana's bid for the 2027 World Championships is successful. "
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