20.02.2020 - 20.02.2020 – will be two days of high technical content scheduled Sunday and Monday on the Agonistica slope in Fondo Grande – Folgaria.
The two women’s giant slaloms of the European Cup, will see at the gate a lot of top level athletes, in race to win valuable points for the giant slalom ranking and to refine the form in view of the next World Cup events.
The organizers of the event are the Polisportiva Alpe Cimbra together with the local Tourist Board and the Ski lift Company – Folgaria Ski. They’re preparing the last details and in particular they’re working hard for preparing in the best way the race track in a slope that includes significant changes of direction, with the start at 1.615 meters and finish at 1.336 meters and a difference in altitude of 279 meters.
The registration procedures have been completed at the race office. The athlets will be a hundred representing 15 nations.
The best spotted is the Norwegian Mina Fuerst Holtmann, who boasts two World Cup podiums, the last one in December in Courchevel, followed by her teammate Maria Therese Tviberg, with three World Cup top ten finishes.
Sights set on the Slovenian Tina Robnik and on the New Zealander Piera Hudson, but also on the Austrian Julia Scheib, winner of two medals at the Junior World Championships, as well as the other Norwegian Kaja Norbye, who twelve months ago obtained two podiums at the Junior World Championships in Val di Fassa. Also the general leader of European Cup Nadine Fest, Rosina Schneeberg leader of the continental giant ranking, the Norwegian Marte Monsen and her main rival Elisa Mörzinger (Austria) will be wearing the Alpe Cimbra bib.
The 18 italians who will take part of the race, including the rookie Giulia Peterlini part of the Trentino Ski Team, are also keen to be well represented.
Valentina Cillara Rossi and Lara Della Mea can certainly play for important placings and the other italians Sara Allemand, Annette Belfrond, Luisa Matilde Maria Bertani, Veronika Calati, Giulia Di Francesco, Francesca Fanti, Emmi Frenandemez, Ilaria Ghisiberti, Vivien Insam, Roberta Midali, Giulia Paventa, Karoline Pichler, Elisa Palatino, Laura Rota and Elena Standulli certainly will not stand by.
15 nations that takes part to this stage of European Cup, in detail, Italy, Argentina, Austria, Croatia, Spain, Finland, France, Germany, Japan, Norway, New Zeland, Poland, Slovenia, Switzerland and Sweden.
The programme of the event foresees the sart of the first run both on Sunday and Monday at approximately 9 am, then on Sunday 23th February the prize-giving ceremony of the first day will be held at Piazzetta Stella d’Italia in the centre of Folgaria, while the priz-giving ceremony of the second day will take place on the parterre of the Agonistica slope in Fondo Grande on Monday 24th February.