Guest races instead of World Cup races

As is well known, the World Cup downhill races in Zermatt/Cervinia fell victim to the warm temperatures; the premiere of the first cross-border World Cup race had to be cancelled as a result, to the great regret of everyone involved. The fact that there was still a happy winner on the podium on Saturday, 29 October 2022, is thanks to the Zermatt Tourist Board and the partners of the Speed Opening, who organized instead of a World Cup race a guest race.

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Women's Audi FIS World Cup races in Zermatt-Cervinia cancelled

After the snow control on Tuesday, October 25th on the «Gran Becca», the two women's downhill races scheduled for November 5th and 6th have been cancelled due to the warm weather conditions.


Audi FIS World Cup men’s Matterhorn Cervino races cancelled

Despite the greatest efforts and tireless commitment on the part of the organizing committee, the men's downhill races of the Matterhorn Cervino Speed Opening were cancelled on Saturday after the final snow check by race director Hannes Trinkl and assistant Raimund Plancker (men) due to the lack of snow and the safety situation on the course.


Matterhorn Cervino Speed Opening: winners take home the Matterhorn!

In Kitzbühel there's the golden chamois, while the World Cup race in Levi is traditionally associated with reindeer. A victory trophy will be awarded for the first time in Zermatt at the end of October and the winners of the first cross-border World Cup races can look forward to the Matterhorn – in the truest sense of the word.

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Final Snow Control on Saturday, October 22nd

FIS will carry out a final snow control for on Saturday 22nd October for the Audi FIS World Cup Matterhorn Cervino Speed Opening races. The men’s speed races are scheduled to take place 29-30 October on the Gran Becca. After holding a preliminary snow control today it was decided, based on the favorable forecast, to hold a final snow control on Saturday.


Franz Julen : "That's the idea!"

On October 29 and 30 with the men and November 5 and 6 with the women, weather permitting, the first cross-border World Cup event dedicated to speed with the complicity of two countries will be celebrated: the Gran Becca starts on Swiss territory and arrives on Italian territory. The story of Franz Julen, president of the organizing committee.


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