Beaver Creek, Colorado: Strong winds have canceled the men’s World Cup downhill race at Beaver Creek on Sunday.
It wasn’t immediately known when or when the downhill would be reschedule.
Initially, the starting point of the downhill was low on the hill as the gust reached about 45 mph (72 kph). I delayed the start time three times in the hope that the wind would settle down on a sunny afternoon.
This was the first race canceled by birds of prey due to strong winds since the descent in 2010. Last season’s race was canceled due to a coronavirus pandemic. Birds of Prey were also scrubbed due to the warm, unseasonable weather of 2016 and 2001. In 2008, due to a storm, Super Combined was cancelled.
Beaver Creek is still in three races, picking up a canceled downhill from Lake Louise, Alberta. Switzerland’s Marco Odermatt won the Super-G on Thursday. Norway’s Alexander Omotkirde won the Super-G on Friday and the downhill race on Saturday.
The Men’s World Cup circuit will head to Val d’Isere, France, for a giant slalom and slalom next weekend.
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Downhill race at Beaver Creek canceled due to strong winds
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