So there will be three races at Crans-Montana, including two downhills

After the surprise cancellation at the FIS autumn meeting last Friday of the brand-new women's team combined event due to be held in Crans-Montana, the disappointment didn’t last too long. The International Ski Federation accepted the request from the Valais resort’s organising committee, which was also supported by Swiss-Ski, for a compensatory race.

Peter Gerdol, director of the women's World Cup races, gave the go-ahead this Tuesday morning for the organisation of a second downhill race in Crans-Montana. The decision was made due to the organising committee's constant professionalism and, due in particular to the major improvements currently being made to the Mont Lachaux piste.

There will be a busy and appealing programme for the women's World Cup weekend in Crans-Montana. The two downhill races will take place on Friday 16 and Saturday 17 February, and a super G is programmed for Sunday 18 February. All three races will start at 10.30 am.

Saturday 17 February will be one of the busiest days as the traditional World Cup Party returns to the Régent Congress Centre. Pre-bookings for seats in the grandstands at the finish of the ski races and for the World Cup Party, featuring two renowned folk groups, will open online on November 1 via the official Crans-Montana World Cup website.

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