Previously canceled men’s World Cup giant slalom rescheduled

Posted By: The Ski Channel on January 14, 2010 10:29 am

Reports are coming in that the men’s giant slalom that was canceled due to fog in Adelboden, Switzerland has been rescheduled for Friday January 29th in Kranjska Gora, Slovenia.

The lineup for that weekend will now have back-to-back giant slaloms and close with a slalom. This will be the last World Cup race before the Olympic break.

Here’s what Park City resident and Olympic gold medalist Ted Ligety had to say about it: “Kranjska is my favorite hill on the World Cup tour. It has every element of World Cup GS in it with a super steep top pitch and a super steep bottom pitch and then rolls, some flats and some various terrain in the middle parts. The crowd is always awesome. My Rossignol technician Ales’ family is from there and so we have a big following. It’s actually the Ted Ligety fan club, but it’s more the Ales Kalamar fan club. It’s a fun race and I’ve won there the last two years, so I’m excited to have three races there. Kranjska always gives me a lot of confidence,” said Ligety. “It’s nice to have the final races before the Olympics on a hill that really suits me, so I’m exited for that.”