The 46° Alpine World Ski Championships have been inaugurated in Cortina. The show, presented by RDS’s Petra Loreggian, was marked by rain, which is unusual at this time of year in the Dolomites, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. A 75-minute journey full of emotions, through the past, present and future; through sport, the beauty of Italy and institutional greetings.
Tomorrow the races kick off, with some programme changes announced this morning. The women’s alpine combined will proceed in reverse order: the day will start with slalom at 11.00 and Super-G at 14.30. Both will take place on the Olympia delle Tofane.
Swiss skier Wendy Holdener will open the women’s alpine combined, followed by the Czech Ester Ledecka, the Austrian Ramona Siebenhofer and Italy’s Marta Bassino. Race bib number 5 for Norwegian Ragnhild Mowinckel, followed by Gristch, Brignone, Nufer, Curtoni, Roux, Ferk, Gisin, Suter, Ignjatovic, Gauche. A total of 34 athletes are signed up for the first race, representing 17 nations. The weather forecast projects an improvement around midday, with weak precipitations expected in the morning.