Third Wengen training cancelled due to overnight snowfall

Members of the Swiss Army work inside start house of the traditional Lauberhorn men's alpine skiing World Cup downhill race in the Swiss Alps in WengenMembers of the Swiss Army work inside the start house at the start of the traditional Lauberhorn men’s alpine skiing World Cup downhill race in the Swiss Alps in Wengen, January 17, 2013. The third practice was cancelled due to much fresh snow on the slope. REUTERS/Pascal Lauener (SWITZERLAND – Tags: SPORT SKIING)

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WENGEN, Switzerland – After a thorough inspection of the Lauberhorn slope by the jury, Thursday’s the third Downhill training in Wengen got cancelled.

Even though teams woke up to a clear blue Wengen sky, the substantial overnight snowfall made the jury’s decision fairly easy. Minutes after meeting at the bottom of the race course, a decision was made to cancel today’s training in order to allow course workers to work on the slope through the whole day and ensure the best possible conditions for tomorrow’s Super Combined.

As the training was cancelled early, the athletes’ inspection got cancelled as well so some athletes are taking the opportunity to enjoy a day off and gather some energy for the three upcoming races.

The start of the Downhill run of the Super Combined is scheduled to kick off at 10.30 while the Slalom one will take place at 14.00 CET.

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