Cancelled at Alleghe

Last Sunday morning I woke up early for a race in Alleghe. I have raced their once before. This race was the second last race. I was getting picked up at the top of our road at 6:25. It was snowing heavily and our road was blocked. I had to get up so early because the drive was an hour in the snow.

Mum made me a yummy breakfast. It was pancakes with bacon, banana and maple syrup. After breakfast I walked up the hill to my coaches. When we arrived at Alleghe we headed up the first gondola. It was very difficult getting two pears of super-g skis, a bag and poles up a small gondola. When we arrived at the top of the first gondola we had to go up one more to get to the top of the course.

When we finally got to the top of the corse we heard that the race was cancelled witch was annoying because we hade to get up so early. We headed home after the race was cancelled. I only got one run and that was taking my skis and bag Down to the car at the bottom of the mountain.

WEEKEND RACING

Last weekend we went two races at a mountain called Alleghe. The race was a GS corse down a steep slope near a gondola. It was the qualifying round for Poncho.

On saturday it was Tigne’s race at alleghe he started lower than me. Tignes bib number was seventy three. He came 16th out of 40 which was good but he still didn’t make it into Poncho. His time was 52 seconds and the top time was 50sec.

On Sunday it was my race at the same place and same slope. The difference was that I started above the steep part and Tigne started lower down the mountain. It was rutty and my bib number was 106 . I didn’t ski that well I came it the top 30 out of 40 so I didn’t quality. To qualify I hade to come in the top 10. That was my worse race of the year.

Slalom race

On Sunday it was an early start to the day. It was a 6am wake up and then a 7am pick up. It was a cold start to the morning as it was minus 10 outside. Today was a slalom race up at Tofana. By 8am the lift had opened and we were taking our skis up to the top of the course. The sun was just coming over the mountains and the cold breeze was forcing all of us into the cafe. The cafe was so full I had to leave and go to another cafe. At 9:30am the first racer went down the course. Tigne wasn’t there as he was racing in Auronzo with mum.

My bib number was 116. My run came and I entered the start gate ….. 3 2 1….I flew out of the start gate. About half way down the course I was sitting too far back and flew out of the gates. I hade to hike up 1 gate witch added a couple seconds onto my time. Bye the end of the race I came in the top thirty out of about fifty.

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kitzbühel

Tigne, Mum, Dad and I woke up to an early morning in Italy. The sun was still down so it was still dark. The car was packed and the breakfast was waiting in the car (The mighty spaceship). Bread and bacon started our long 3 hour trip to kitzbühel. We were going to watch the men’s super combined
slalom and super-g.

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The race started at 11:30. We got their just in time. Super-g was first. I have never seen a race so steep in my life. It was nearly a 90° angle. First up was Ted Ligety world champion for GS. On the 5th last turn he went off a roller and missed the gate.  By the time the top  30 had finished it was 12:30 so we headed into town for some lunch. The top 30 had the most chance of wining. Dominic Paris from Italy won the super-g.

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After lunch we headed back for the slalom.  D.Paris did not start the slalom because he was saving his energy for the downhill the next day. It was so cool watching the top skiers in real life Alexis Pinturault , Ted Ligety, Marcel Hirscher and Adam Zampa. It looks so much faster in real life than on tv. Alexis Pinturault won the combined. The hole day it was snowing and when we left it was pumping down with snow. The slalom was my favourite because it was in the dark and all the lights where shining on the corse.

Arriving in Italy

It took us 32 boring hours to get to to our destination in Italy. 4 flights of which 2 were long and 2 were short. We left on Wednesday and arrived a day and a half later. Arriving at midnight into Venice was hard – trying to drag our helpless body’s across the street. Our ski coaches Giulia and Micky were waiting to take us home. We hopped into the car and drove dad to his hotel as he was flying to London to pick up our Spaceship.
The drive to Cortina was a few hours long. Friday came but dad was still in Venice ready to go to London and pick up our spaceship. On our first day of skiing, we were getting filmed by Sky TV Italia. It was hard because the night before we got no sleep we were up with jet lag all night long.

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