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Bansko News February, 2009


Second downhll training World Cup Bansko

For the second day straight, Austrian Andrea Fischbacher was the fastest in downhill training in Bansko, Bulgaria, where women's World Cup downhill and super G races are scheduled Friday through Sunday.
Fischbacher was first down the icy, turny course that got the better of a few skiers Thursday, including Lindsey Vonn, who took a spill but is OK save a sore butt, U.S. coach Jim Tracy said.
Swiss racer Fabienne Suter stayed closer to Fischbacher, who beat everyone by more than a second and a...

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DH and SG World Cup Ladies in Bansko – First Training Results

The first official training for the DH and SG World Cup Ladies in Bansko, Bulgaria started at 11 AM, on Fefruary 25th. The decision was taken by the Chief Race Director World Cup Ladies, Mr. Atle Skaardal (FIS). 47 alpine skiers took the starting positions on Banderitsa ski slope yesterday.

Ingrid Jacquemod from France started first. The Austrian skier - Andrea Fishbacher gave the best time 1:46.44 min. Tina Maze from Slovenia was about 1 second slower but she was disqualified and the second...

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150 000 cubic meters fresh snow was pulled down from Tomba slope

The next 5 days, the sport world will observe Bulgaria, as Bansko’s Banderitza ski run will host the FIS World Cup Ladies’ races in less than a week (February 27 – March 1, 2009). The budget for the competition is 3,5 million BGN and 200 persons work hard to supply excellent snow cover on the ski trails for the biggest sport event in Bulgaria for 2009.

Over a meter fresh snow had to be pulled down from the Tompa slope, to provide excellent skiing conditions for the forthcoming...

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