The Audi FIS Ski Cross World Cup kick-off is getting closer and closer by the day. The ski cross race directors therefore have some very busy weeks behind and still ahead of them with their summer inspections at various World Cup resorts, in order to finalize the preparations with the respective organizers.
To spoil it from the beginning, the Audi FIS Ski Cross World Cup will feature 14 single events and one mixed-team event in the 2021/22 season and on top of that, there will be the major highlight event coming up in February, where ski cross athletes will have a tight battle for the Olympic medals at the Olympic Winter Games Beijing 2022.
The season kick-off will already take place in China at the end of November, it will be the official test event for the upcoming Olympic Winter Games. The season opening and closing (in Veysonnaz, CH) will again be conducted together with the FIS Snowboard Cross World Cup. Therefore, we can expect some serious cross action at the Chinese resort of Zhangjiakou at the beginning of both World Cup tours.
The Audi FIS Ski Cross World Cup will then feature their traditional European stops, such as back-to-back races in France’s Val Thorens, where during their summer inspection the organizers, together with FIS race director Klaus Waldner and his assistant Christian Cretier, as well as the course builders decided on a slight adaptation for the middle part of the course.
Furthermore, fans can finally again expect some World Cup side events in Val Thorens, like the athlete’s bib draw, after the pandemic-caused hiatus last year.
The summer inspection tour of the FIS team then lead to Veysonnaz (CH), where the OC of the World Cup finals confirmed to be wanting to get back to normality with a bib draw event as well, of course only, if the circumstances will allow it.
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