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2023-24 Alpine skiing Planet Cup schedule drops parallel, adds new occasion


May 26, 2023

The 2023-24 Alpine skiing Planet Cup will have no parallel races and will debut a new group Alpine combined occasion.

Organizers also confirmed other previously proposed modifications for subsequent season, which includes obtaining no women’s races in Lake Louise, Canada, and spreading the season-ending Planet Cup Finals out more than two weekends.

The season starts as usual with women’s and men’s giant slaloms in Soelden, Austria, in late October.

For the very first time considering the fact that at least 2009-ten, there are no parallel races on the schedule. Final season, the a single men’s and women’s parallel quit was canceled due to climate. Person and group parallel events have been held at the biennial globe championships final February with some stars skipping them.

The IOC mentioned final spring that the group parallel occasion that was on the Olympic system in 2018 and 2022 has been dropped for 2026.

At the annual men’s January Planet Cup quit in Kitzbuehel, Austria, an Alpine combined group occasion has been added.

A group combined occasion, exactly where a nation utilizes a unique skier for the speed run and slalom run, had been proposed to debut.

The person combined, which has been an person occasion on the Olympic system considering the fact that 1988, will go a fourth consecutive season devoid of getting scheduled on the Planet Cup. The IOC mentioned final June that the combined was getting provisionally incorporated on the 2026 Olympic system, topic to additional assessment. The person combined has remained on the globe championships system.

Lake Louise has traditionally hosted men’s and women’s speed races in late November and early December. But this year, the women’s races are replaced for a unique quit in Canada — two giant slaloms in Mont Tremblant in Quebec. It will be the very first time considering the fact that 1993-94 that the women’s Planet Cup will not have races in Lake Louise, save the pandemic-impacted 2020-21 season.

In 2018, Lake Louise announced that its downhill run would be renamed “Lake Lindsey Way” right after Lindsey Vonn, who earned 18 of her 82 Planet Cup wins at Lake Louise in 44 profession begins there.

Vonn was so effective there that, in the middle of her profession, the venue began unofficially getting referred to as Lake Lindsey.

Mikaela Shiffrin earned her very first Planet Cup downhill and super-G victories at Lake Louise.

The season-ending Planet Cup Finals in March in Saalbach, Austria, will switch from a a single-week occasion to spread out more than two weekends. A proposal published earlier in May possibly outlined technical races of slalom and giant slalom on the very first weekend and speed races of downhill and super-G on the second weekend.

With no globe championships in even years, the Planet Cup Finals will be the most prestigious competitors of subsequent season.

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