After all the lockdowns and all, was really looking forward for the ski racing season but this is turning bad. Too many bad falls and injuries. My guess is that many skiers had a poor preparation season because of all the covid related interruptions and it shows in the races. There’s been bad accidents even in GS races which is very unusual.
And that was before the pointy end of the season. Cochran-Siecle was very lucky yesterday in Kitzbuhel DH to escape without serious injuries but not Kruenbuhl. That was a very bad looking crash. After that the organisers lowered the last jump but that obviously wasn’t enough. Muzaton was fuming after the finish line and many racers were clearly slowing down big time just to make it through.
I know, that’s DH racing and that’s Kitzbuhel but that’s hardly a justification for not looking after the skiers. I’m definitely starting to lose my interest in watching the races turning into carnage.
What do you good people of the forum think?