The Canalone Miramonti ski slope in Madonna di Campiglio has played an important role in the history of skiing. Next 18th December the legendary 3-Tre race will be back as part of the Audi FIS Alpine Ski World Cup. Günter Hujara, FIS Chief Race Director for the men's World Cup inspected the venue on Thursday.
‘Madonna di Campiglio is an incredibly important site for the World Cup’, said Hujara, ‘and the World Cup is happy to return to Madonna di Campiglio’. Hujara and members of the OC checked the slope and examined all aspects in relation to TV production, safety inside the arena and the venue itself. “Many things have changed throughout the past years and at this moment the infrastructure does not comply with the current World Cup standards. This happened to other places such as Chamonix or Kitzbühel, too, which are working to fulfil all new requirements. Madonna di Campiglio is doing exactly the same according to a project plan already approved and funded.”
The 2012 3-Tre will take place two days after the Alta Badia giant slalom, and Hujara added some important details on this aspect.
‘We have a new agreement with the FISI which foresees that we can alternate the Alta Badia and Madonna di Campiglio slalom events. We would stay in the same region and this would perfectly fit the travel schedule and transportation logistics. However, this agreement must be approved by the FIS Alpine Committee at the Autumn Meeting in Zurich next October. We surely hope to have a positive response, but, as said, Madonna di Campiglio must work hard on this venue because the upcoming race on 18th December will be the last one using the current infrastructure. A new one will be required from 2014 onwards.”
Madonna di Campiglio passed the last test during the inspection and Günter Hujara left with a smile on his face. 3-Tre keeps moving towards its official return in the Audi FIS Ski World Cup. Welcome back 3-Tre!
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