The World Cup Organising Committee in Crans-Montana can claim a positive outcome of the FIS Oerlikon Races – Junior Swiss Championships, speed races. Despite the weather (strong wind and fog), the well-trained team led by Marius Robyr allowed for smooth runnings of all races and training with the exception of two Super-G runs which dit not take place . The demanding Mont Lachaux slope was very well prepared and « fair » until the passage of the last competitor. What a best thanks for it that the fantastic performances provided by the athletes!
The athletes in order of their titles, categories U18 (years 97/98) and U21 (years 94-96), were rewarded for their excellent performances. The new Junior Swiss Champions in speed races 2015 : Men’s Downhill M18 : 1. Marco Odermatt (SC Hergiswil). 2. Marco Kohler (SC Haslital Brienz). 3. Joel Oehrli (SC Lauenen). M21: 1. Sandro Simonet (SC Lenzerheide-Valbella). 2. Luca Beutler (SC Eggiwil). 3. Bruno Steiner (SC Zweisimmen). Ladies Downhill, M18: 1. Thea Waldleben (SC Horw). 2. Noemi Kolly (SC La Berra). 3. Natalie Hauswirth (Gstaad). M21: 1. Julie Dayer (SC Hérémencia). 2. Medea Grand (SC Torrent-Albinen). 3. Nathalie Gröbli (SC Emmetten). – Alpine Combined (Downhill/Slalom) Men, M18 : 1. Marco Kohler (SAK Haslital Brienz). 2. Marco Odermatt (SC Hergiswil). 3. Moreno Caplazi (SC Lenzerheide-Valbella). M21 : 1. Noel von Grünigen (SC Schönried). 2. John Felber (SC Horw). 3. Dario Walpen (SC Eggishorn Fiesch) and Luca Beutler (SC Eggiwil). Alpine Combined (Downhill/Slalom) Ladies, M18 : 1. Lorena Käslin (SC Beckenried-Klewenalp). 2. Thea Waldleben (SC Horw). 3. Cécile Rohner (SC Flumserberg). M21 : 1. Nathalie Gröbli (SC Emmetten). 2. Medea Grand (SC Torrent-Albinen). 3. Elodie Rudaz (SC Vex-les-Collons-Thyon).
The Organising Committee will now enthusiastically turn its attention to the European Cup Men which will be the host of Crans-Montana from Wednesday 28 to Friday 30 January. In the programme : a Giant Slalom, a Super-G and an Alpine Combined (Super-G/Slalom), with the participation of 143 atheletes from 16 countries. About 50 percent of the athletes involved have already participated in World Cup races! Spectators can already be excited about coming to see passionate and high level competitions on the Mont Lachaux slope.