Preparations for the two European Cup events (19/20 February) and the three World Cup races (24-26 February) are continuing at full speed. Marius Robyr, President of the Organising Committee, is satisfied with the work that has been carried out by the different teams. From Wednesday onwards, they’ll have the support of 140 soldiers from the 20/1 Mountain Infantry Company, under the command of First Lieutenant Caspar Zimmermann. Piste Manager Patrice Morisod has arrived from St. Moritz to lend his assistance to Race Director Markus Murmann, with the aim of providing the athletes with a skilfully and competently prepared piste. A pleasant meeting on the Mont Lachaux piste: Swiss-Ski transferred some of its speed racing athletes by helicopter from St. Moritz to Crans-Montana, where they trained yesterday and continue today on the Mont Lachaux piste, which will host them next week for the Audi FIS World Cup events (from left to right :Priska Nufer, Tina Weirather, joana Hählen and Corinne Suter)). On behalf of the Organising Committee and piste teams, Ewald Steiner presented a lovely bouquet of flowers to Michelle Gisin, Alpine Combined World Champion, and Otto Jaggi congratulated Tina Weirather, World Super-G Silver medallist. Marius Robyr was delighted by this important visit. The presence of these newly crowned World Champions and some other medals-holders promises wonderful and passionate races to come, and Crans-Montana is already looking forward to it.
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