World news – The departure from Kitzbühel was due to rain and snowfall on Sunday


KITZBÜHEL, Austria (AP) – The second men’s World Cup downhill on the Streif route was pushed back a day after rain and snowfall had canceled the race on Saturday.

The downhill run was scheduled for Sunday at 4 : 8 p.m. CET (live streaming on Peacock Premium) postponed, and a Super-G originally planned for this time slot was postponed to Monday at 4:45 a.m. (Peacock Premium).

The International Ski Federation said the race was on Saturday was canceled « due to the current weather situation and slope conditions ».

The descent in the Austrian Alps on one of the most terrifying stretches of the route is an annual highlight of the alpine ski season. It usually attracts up to 50,000 spectators, although this year no fans are allowed under strict anti-coronavirus measures.

Beat Feuz, three-time downhill world champion and 2017 world champion, won the downhill for the first time on Friday as his Swiss teammate Urs Kryenbühl and the American skier Ryan Cochran-Siegle were injured in high-speed accidents (videos here).

The race on Friday was postponed from another legendary resort, Wengen in Switzerland, where the race last week after an increase in COVID-19 infections was canceled.

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