The descent in Lake Louise is a novelty in the Ski World Cup: for the first time, a female racing driver is faster than her male colleague. The frenzied participants are a Swiss woman.

Feuz finished third on the Lake Louise descent.

That's what it is about

  • In the descent from Lake Louise, there was a premiere in the Ski World Cup.

  • Corinne Suter raced down the slopes faster than Beat Feuz.

  • For the first time, a female racing driver was faster than her male colleague.

At this glance at the speed radar, the skiers were amazed. The top speed in Lake Louise, Canada, was for the first time above that of the men. In the downhill on Saturday, the Swiss Beat Feuz reached 132.87 km/h on his podium. The current downhill world champion Corinne Suter was even flashed at 135.29 km/h at the same point during the first training session on Tuesday.

However, this is due to the fact that the course is set differently and the bumps from the men's race have been defused a little. Therefore this result is not entirely representative. Despite her high speed, Suter only drove the 18th time. But that doesn't have to mean anything for the race, the drivers tend to never unpack their entire repertoire during training. The fastest Swiss woman was Joana Hählen in third place, the best time was Sofia Goggia in the snow. Lara-Gut Behrami only finished 29th in training.

A packed weekend

The speed riders will be running four races in Beaver Creek from Thursday: a Super-G on Thursday and Friday, and a downhill on Saturday and Sunday. The additional descent is a replacement for the canceled race in Lake Louise. The weather is currently looking good, the four races in the 2015 World Cup should be able to take place.

In the only downhill training session, Feuz raced to sixth place. The fastest was the Austrian Max Franz. However, he made a goal error. The second best Swiss Urs Kryenbühl followed in 14th place. Ralph Weber (20th), Stefan Rogentin (22nd), Marco Odermatt (23rd), Nils Mani (24th) and Gilles Roulin (29th) were all in the top 30.

4 races for the Men, 3 for women

  • The program

  • Thursday, 2.12. Super-G men Beaver Creek 7.45 p.m.

  • Friday, 3.12. Super-G men Beaver Creek 6.45 p.m.

  • Friday, December 3rd Departure women Lake Louise 8.30 p.m.

  • Saturday, December 4th. Departure men Beaver Creek 7 p.m.

  • Saturday, December 4th. Departure women Lake Louise 8.30 p.m.

  • Sunday, December 5th. Super-G women Lake Louise 6.30 p.m.

  • Sunday, December 5th. Downhill men Beaver Creek 8 p.m.

For the speed riders in Lake Louise there are two downhill runs (Friday and Saturday) and a Super-G (Sunday). In Canada, the weather outlook is not so rosy. So far, the women have only been able to do one training session on Tuesday; on Wednesday it had to be canceled due to bad weather, whether it can be carried out on Thursday is questionable. You can follow all seven races live on 20min.ch, if they all take place.

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By Teresa Tapmleton

Teresa Tampleton has been a reporter on the news desk since 2018. Before that she wrote about young adolescence and family dynamics for Styles and was the legal affairs correspondent for the Metro desk. Before joining The Nizh TEkegram, Teresa Tampleton worked as a staff writer at the Village Voice and a freelancer for Newsday, The Wall Street Journal, GQ and Mirabella. To get in touch, contact me through my teresa@ntelegram.com 1-800-268-7341

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