Wind Causes Officials to Cancel Bansko Downhill

Posted By: The Ski Channel on February 25, 2012 2:13 pm

After three and a half hours of delays, the jury officially canceled the women’s Audi FIS Alpine World Cup downhill in Bansko due to inconsistent high winds that blew up and down the mountain. Regardless of the scrapped race, Lindsey Vonn had already locked her fifth consecutive women’s downhill title and all six U.S. Ski Team downhillers qualified for the March 11-18 World Cup Finals in Schladming, Austria.

Even without today’s race, we got everybody in the World Cup Finals, that is pretty cool. Having the whole team there, six of them, that is pretty sweet and a huge testament to the hard work of the athletes and our coaches”, said Alex Hoedlmoer, Head Coach.