The Bansko World Cup slalom was a disappointment as it had to be cancelled after the first 31 competitors had finished the course. Despite salting the slope in the morning, heavy rainfall and wind that were not expected to improve made the slope dangerous for the remaining racers.
FIS Referee Markus Waldner explained that the weather conditions had made the slope dangerous, despite their best efforts to ensure safety. Despite this, the first 31 racers fought through the course with determination.
However, they struggled to match Clement Noel’s leading time due to poor visibility and wet goggles caused by the challenging weather conditions. Clement Noel set a hard-to-beat time with an impressive performance, leading the field and making it difficult for other racers to catch up.
The next slalom event will take place at the Stifel Palisades Tahoe Cup on February 25th, where we hope for better weather conditions.