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 (plus an additional 10 meters of a special descent tower). The maximum gradient of 74% helps skiers reach speeds up to 200 km/h. Last year, the Swiss Philippe May set a record on the track, having a speed of 199.56 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.
This year World Cup Speed Skiing stage will consist of three races. The competition will be attended by men and women.
Last year, the winner of the competition was Bastien Montes (on the right in the photo, next to Jan Farrell).