The Final Countdown: Intense Anticipation at the World Cup Finals in Saalbach-Hinterglemm, Austria

World Cup finals cancel downhill training to preserve slope ahead of speed races

Excitement is building at the World Cup finals in Saalbach-Hinterglemm, Austria as the focus shifts to the upcoming races. The men’s and women’s downhill trainings were canceled on Thursday due to elevated temperatures and the prediction of more rain, but the sessions on Wednesday proceeded as planned.

Lara Gut-Behrami, who has already clinched the women’s overall and giant slalom titles, holds a 69-point lead in the super-G standings. She also leads the downhill standings with a 19-point advantage over Sofia Goggia, who is unable to compete for the rest of the season after an injury in February, and is 68 points ahead of Stephanie Venier. Marco Odermatt, another Swiss skier, has secured his third consecutive overall championship and the giant slalom title weeks ago. He leads by 81 points in the super-G standings and 42 points in the downhill standings.

Despite cancellations of trainings on Thursday, excitement remains high as skiers prepare for their remaining races at the World Cup finals. With two super-G races scheduled for Friday, one for men and one for women, which will mark the end of season. The competition promises to be intense as skiers vie for top honors in their respective disciplines.

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