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Women's World Cup speed races moved to St. Moritz; slaloms, GS in Italy

Women’s World Cup speed races moved to St. Moritz; slaloms, GS in Italy{mosimage}The FIS announced on December 10 that the women’s downhill and super G set for Laax, Switzerland, December 20 and 21 have been moved to St. Moritz, Switzerland, on the same dates, due to lack of snow on the lower part of the course in Laax.

In addition, three women’s gate races that had been scheduled in Eastern Europe will now be held in Italy. Women’s slaloms will take place at Madonna di Campiglio, December 16 and 17, while a giant slalom is scheduled for Alta Badia on Decemeber 13.

The two Italian resorts will now host both men’s and women’s races over the next week. A men’s GS, originally scheduled for Val d’Isere, France, will be held at Alta Badia on December 14. And Madonna was already on the men’s schedule for a night slalom on December 15, the day before the women’s races.

Moving the Laax speed events to St. Moritz would seem to be good news for the U.S. team. At last season’s St. Moritz world championships, Americans Kirsten Clark and Jonna Mendes finished second and third in the super G.

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