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Lake Louise, Alberta, Dec. 1–The first training run for men’s downhill at Lake Louise, which was originally scheduled for today, has been changed to Thursday after an inspection of the course.
After an inspection of the course today by the Race Jury, led by Men’s Race Director Gunther Hujara, the decision was made to move the first training run. A decision was also made not to include the Double Trouble section of the course.
“Every possible effort was made by the R.O.C. (Race Organizing Committee) to include ‘Double Trouble’, but the Jury concluded there wasn’t enough preparation time, and the recent warming weather has hampered snow making efforts in that area,” said Race Chairman John Cassels. “This is a great track – we look forward to hosting an exceptional men’s race.”
Racers trained on the Larch run today, which is located on the back side of the mountain.
According to International Ski Federation (FIS) regulations, only one downhill training run is required prior to holding the downhill race.
The Cafe de Colombia DH/SG is scheduled for Dec. 4-5.