Rainy Slalom Race in Zagreb
January 9th, 2013
After some tough training in Reiteralm for a couple days, we drove with my tech, Alex to Zagreb, Croatia for the Slalom race. The training conditions in Austria were perfect for what was ahead in Zagreb, rain! Zagreb puts on a great race, the fans love ski racing because of the success of the Kostelic family. I skied OK on the top section but ended up straddling a gate in the first 20 seconds of the first run, which was disappointing, though, part of the slalom game.
Despite the rainy and foggy conditions the fan turn out was amazing. Below is a group watching from the middle of the course.
For the fans to get to the grandstand they have to take a chairlift down the hill. This year it was completely foggy with little visibility (like the race), but last year was an amazing panoramic view.
Since Zagreb, I have been training in Pozza di Fassa for a couple days getting ready for the GS and SL in Adelboden this weekend. Wish me luck!