Less than a week after the closing ceremony of the Winter Olympic Games, the world’s best skiers are back on the slopes to compete in the FIS Alpine World Cup.
The first women’s downhill since the Olympics will be shown on Universal Sports Saturday at 11 AM ET from Crans-Montana, Switzerland. Maria Höfl-Riesch (GER), the women’s overall standings leader, returns after winning a gold medal in Sochi. She will race against a challenging field including Julia Mancuso (USA), a super combined bronze medalist in Sochi.
Then on Sunday at 1 PM ET in Kvitfjell, Norway, Ted Ligety (USA) will compete in the men’s super G, his first World Cup race since receiving his giant slalom Olympic gold medal. Ligety is chasing Marcel Hirscher (AUT) in the overall World Cup standings.
The skiing action began Friday when American Travis Ganong secured the first World Cup podium of his young career in the first of two Kvitfjell downhills.
“This is a really big step in my career,” Ganong told the USSA. “I’ve been slowly building up the last four years on the World Cup tour and this last month or so I’ve really been finding some speed.”
The finals of the FIS Alpine World Cup will be on Universal Sports beginning March 12.
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