SR Staff Report
Juliana Suter in Cortina d’Ampezzo: Photo Credit GEPA
Who is racing, when are they racing, and how to watch
The course is set and the athletes are prepared. Tomorrow will be a battle of Titans. Like all races in Cortina, it will be fast. Consequently, speed makes everything more difficult. It makes both the turns and terrain a more significant challenge. Whoever wins tomorrow will earn it with excellent skiing. They will arc the ski where others can’t, don’t, or won’t
While Switzerland’s Corinne Suter will sit out the race to recover, the field remains stacked with talent. Mikaela Shiffrin won the only super-G she has raced and is only ranked 13th for the season. This means there are a lot of women scoring a lot of points. Hopefully, there will be constant lead changes and close racing. It is also very likely that the home nation, Italians, will have a representative or two on the podium.
Knowing that Shiffrin has been skiing fast during the downhills and has won the only super-G she has skied, it is not too far-fetched to think a podium is a likely possibility. It is never a given, but there isn’t a bad day to increase a victory total.
North American entries
North American teams have eight women entered. The Stifel US Alpine Team has five starting and Alpine Canada Alpin has three. Five North Americans have scored World Cup points this season and are on tomorrow’s start list. US Junior Lauren Macuga, who missed the downhills to participate in the Junior World Alpine Skiing Championships, has arrived in Italy and will race tomorrow.
North Americans entered to race in the January 22nd Cortina super-G
- Bib 6, Mikaela Shiffrin, USST, Burke Mountain Academy, Atomic, Oakley
- Bib 28, Marie-Michele Gagnon, ACA, Mont Original Ski Club, HEAD
- Bib 24, Breezy Johnson, USST, Rowmark Ski Academy, Atomic
- Bib 33, Valerie Grenier, ACA, Club de Ski Mont Tremblant, Rossignol/LOOK
- Bib 42, Keely Cashman, USST, Team Palisades Tahoe, Rossignol, LOOK
- Bib 43, Bella Wright, USST, Snowbird Sports Education Foundation, Atomic
- Bib 49, Stefanie Fleckenstein, Independent, Whistler Mountain Ski Club, University of Colorado, Rossignol, LOOK
- Bib 50, Lauren Macuga, USST, Park City Ski Team, Winter Sports School, Rossignol, LOOK,
The race will begin at 5:30 am Eastern Time and 2:30 am on the West Coast. Remember, live and full replay is available with English-speaking announcers on Ski and Snowboard Live.
In Canada, CBC sports offers World Cup racing content