The organizers draw an ambivalent conclusion after the Ski World Cup races in Flachau (Pongau): the competitions were top-notch in terms of sport and organization. The ban on spectators on the route and the de facto end of the winter season dampened the enthusiasm.
On Monday morning the big tidying up was announced in Flachau. After a total of three slaloms on the Hermann-Maier racetrack, it was dismantled – banners, barriers, technology … everything had to go again.
The effort for World Cup races is now enormous, even without an audience. In the end, the organization received praise from all sides – including from Manuel Feller, who had previously described the slope as a fairytale meadow. “
The slope was great, you can only take off your hat. Flachau managed a top race in a very short time, ”said Feller.
“Märchenwiese has done justice to the Prince Charming”
The Märchenwiese did justice to the Prince Charming. It was a great race. And everyone who worked with us was full of enthusiasm, ”said Hettegger.
Around one million euros were invested in the three races – this in a winter that – at least for tourists – does not take place. “You should certainly not see this just as an investment for this year. Rather, you have to see it in the long term – Flachau has shown competence here again, and that should be remembered, ”emphasized Hettegger.
CoV situation creates uncertainties
The World Cup is to begin in Cortina on February 8th … provided it begins. In view of the corona and lockdown tightening across Europe, doubts are in order.