The Audi FIS World Cup Soelden race marks the opening of the 2010/2011 season. While Saturday’s ladies race was dominated by the Germans, the men’s race was cancelled after first run due to heavy fog.
Slytech’s Ted Ligety was 2nd after the first run, only 0.02 seconds behind Cyprien Richard. Switzerland’s Slytech user Marc Berthod would have squeaked by to the second run with the 27th slot.
Other Slytech men to race, but who did not qualify for 2nd run were:
34 Silvan Zurbriggen
37 Sandro Villetta
47 Warner Nickerson
51 Will Gregorak
56 Adam Zampa
61 Tommy Ford
Slytech’s new found status as Official Supplier of the Swiss Ski Team saw a huge roster of Swiss skiers wearing either the 2nd Skin back protector or arm guards, or both.
The Giant Slalom discipline that’s raced at Soelden is one of the most competitive disciplines. The following video featuring Ted Ligety and others explains how: