World Cup Speed Skiing stage “Flying Kilometer” will take place in Grandvalira, Andorra, from 6th to 9th April.
This competition in 2016 was attended by 70 ski athletes from 15 countries. Maximum speed was recorded at 185.19 km / h.
As usual, the competitions of this season take place on the track Riberal, Grandvalira sector – Grau Roig. This track is the only one in the southern part of Europe made for this type of competitions. Its total length – 900 meters, the braking zone – 450 m, vertical drop – 200 m. The maximum gradient of 74% helps skiers reach speeds up to 200 km / h.
“Flying Kilometer” – competition, which combines speed, technique and skills of the athletes. The first competitions were held in 1930 in St. Moritz, where the first speed record was traced at 139 km / h. Currently speed record – 252.632 km / h.