Adelboden, Switzerland – Dense fog and light rain led to the cancellation of Saturday’s Audi FIS World Cup men’s giant slalom in Adelboden.
A steady drizzle arrived on Friday afternoon and continued through the night, which alone still wasn’t enough to dampen the chances of the giant slalom as the course was holding up well. But the racers woke up to a heavy fog and after Saturday’s jury inspection concluded at 9:30 a.m., it was clear that there would be no chance to stage the giant slalom race.
“The (Adelboden Organizing Committee) did everything they could to make sure everything was prepared. Yesterday everything was ready and looked good,” said FIS Race Director Markus Waldner. “Even early this morning it looked like we could race. But the fog put too much moisture in the air and created some problem points on the course, not to mention the poor visibility. With the combination, we could not guarantee good enough racing conditions for our athletes and we had to make the very difficult decision to cancel the race.”