Saturday, 5 February 2011

Penultimate day in Turkey

Blogging from the cafe by the race piste prior to todays ladies slalom.
Beautiful sunshine out there today but still very cold. Very similar conditions to the ladies GS a couple of days ago meaning the girls have had the best of the conditions so far. A stark contrast to yesterday when we arrived to find cloud, light snow and flat light for the boys GS.
This made yesterdays race a challenge to say the least. Out of two Irish boys, only one made the second run. The GB boys fared better, only losing one of five on run one.

Girls GS Day
The boys had a tougher time on run two, with the conditions softening, creating ruts which weren't visible due to the flat light. This caused most of the boys later in the field to make mistakes. There were a few fallers but Team Irelands athlete completed, as did all but one of the remaining GB racers.

Start Area For Mens GS

Impulse Racing Partner - Head Skis
Two more days of racing with the womens SL today and the mens SL tomorrow, followed by the closing ceremony.
I'll be reporting on the next two days events on Monday whilst sitting at either Ankara or Istanbul airport on my way back to more traditional ski racing venues.

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