The Secretary General of the International Ski Federation, Michel Vion, has been following the World Cup races in Crans-Montana very closely, as the Frenchman came to visit the organisers on the Haut Plateau this weekend.
As a former skier who won gold at the World Combined Championships in Schladming in 1982, Michel Vion is also one of the people who is best placed to comment on Crans-Montana's bid for the 2027 World Championships. "This weekend I had the pleasure of seeing first hand how everything is going here. Crans-Montana is indeed one of four candidates, and in a few months' time, we will vote for the host resort. Everything counts, including of course the 2022 edition of the World Cup. "
And the FIS number two was particularly pleased with the way the two downhill races in the Valais resort went. "In Crans-Montana, you can really feel the experience. It's truly a World Cup classic. The good weather also contributed to the positive impression of course, as did the enthusiasm of the public. The fans are really present here, it's not just a ski race. And the athletes also feel the great atmosphere here."
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