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Unfavorable weather cancels women’s World Cup season opener


Associated Press

SÖLDEN, Austria (AP) — Rain and snowfall have wiped out the first women’s race of the Alpine skiing’s World Cup season. Wet snow on the Austrian glacier has affected the visibility on the softened course and made a safe race impossible. Organizers initially delayed the planned start time of 10 a.m. by one hour but decided to call off the race soon after as conditions didn’t improve. FIS women’s race director Peter Gerdol says “the surface was actually too soft to guarantee a safe race.” Organizers hope they will be able in the afternoon to start preparing the course for the men’s race on Sunday.

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