LIVE UPDATE: The women’s ski world cup downhill in Zermatt-Cervinia 2023 on Saturday – preliminary reports, start list and live ticker – new start time: 12.30
The women’s downhill season of the Audi FIS Ski World Cup is preparing to start in the best possible way with the first two speed races on 18 and 19 November on the “Gran Becca” slope in Zermatt-Cervinia, Italy. The organizing committee and FIS race director Peter Gerdol are already hoping for good weather conditions on Saturday that will allow a safe and smooth descent. The official FIS starting list of the women’s downhill on the “Gran Becca” slope in Cervinia, Saturday at half past twelve, as well as the start numbers and the FIS live ticker can be found in the data menu.
Current message from OK Zermatt-Cervinia:
New program for today!
7.15am: There are important changes in today’s program. Athletes will have the opportunity to view the route between 10.30 and 11.45. For media representatives the route is scheduled a little earlier, i.e. from 10.15 to 11.00.
Please note that Race start postponed to 12.30pm became. The final program will be confirmed at 8.30am. We look forward to an exciting day of racing and will keep you updated on any further developments!
06:00: Due to strong gusts of wind the ski lifts are currently out of service. This morning’s program has been postponed by an hour. Track inspection for athletes will now begin at 10:00 am, while media representatives will be able to inspect the track from 9:45 am. THE Departure is still scheduled for 11.45am. Stay tuned as the next update will follow at 7am – we’ll keep you updated!
Data and facts – Downhill World Cup
1st women’s start in Zermatt-Cervinia
FIS starting list: 1st women’s downhill on Saturday
FIS live ticker: the first women’s downhill on Saturday
FIS final score: 1st women’s downhill on Saturday
Final FIS ranking: 2nd women’s downhill training
Overall standings of the Women’s World Cup 2023/24
Ranking of the 2023/24 women’s downhill world cup
Nations Cup: women’s ranking
Nations Cup: general classification
All data will be updated as it arrives
The descent, which begins at 3505 metres, avoids the Matterhorn jump, but takes the runners into the heart of the Gran Becca, between the “Muro Ventina”, the “Spalla di Rollin” and finally onto the “Plateau Rosa Schuss”… up at the finish. The speed runners had to bravely face the technical challenges of the track and in the final section reached breathtaking speeds of over 130 km/h, while at the same time struggling with the pitfalls of the still relatively unknown race track.
The focus is once again Sofia Goggia, the 31-year-old Italian top runner known for her fast and risky riding style. Goggia is aiming for her fourth consecutive Crystal Globe in downhill and the fifth overall of her impressive career.
The fun-loving Goggia, who is also turning heads in Austria off-piste with activities such as playing the accordion and rope climbing, is looking ahead to the upcoming Milan-Cortina 2026 Olympics and is determined to add to her impressive trophy collection.
Goggia dominated the downhill standings last season with a lead of nearly 200 points. With five victories and three further podium places from a total of nine runs, she clearly stood out from the competition. However, she failed to win the most important individual race of the season, the World Cup downhill; this triumph had begun Jasmine fluryWhile Corinne Suter took third place. New season favorites include: Goggia Also Lara Gut-Behramiwho finished third in the last winter race, and Joana Hählenwho came close to fourth place in Lake Louise and is therefore one of the hopes of the Swiss team.
Next to Goggia But so will other athletes like this Ilka Stuhec (Slovenia), Kajsa Vickhoff Lie (Norway) e Elena Curtoni (Italy) – all winners from last season – will provide the competition. Other serious challengers are: Lara Gut-Behrami, Corinne Suter (both Switzerland), Laura Gauche (France), Kira Weidle (Germany), Mirjam Puchner, Cornelia Hütter AND Nina Ortlieb (both Austrian), all of whom reached the podium in the World Cup last year.
Official FIS Ski World Cup calendar for the 2023/24 men’s season
Official FIS Ski World Cup calendar for the 2023/24 women’s season