Despite the resort’s best efforts, the jury took the decision to cancel the Para Alpine World Cup races due to the amount of snow that had fallen.
The French para alpine skiing team led by Marie Bochet will be highly anticipated in Tignes from 23 to 26 January for the Para Alpine Skiing World Cup. This will be the final competition for “Les Bleus” before the Paralympic Games.
Before the Paralympic Games in Pyeong Chang (9-20 March 2018), the Para Alpine Skiing World Cup
in Tignes will be one of the highlights of the 2017/18 season for the para alpine ski team.
"This is the final stage of the World Cup that we are competing in before leaving for South Korea, explains Christian Fémy, director of para alpine skiing. The results will be crucial in determining who will be selected. (At this time, only Marie Bochet and Arthur Bauchet have officially been selected). Finally, this will be our only race practice following the cancellation of the World Cup in Saint-Moritz".
From 23 to 26 January on the Lognan piste in Tignes Val Claret, two super-Gs and two downhills will be on the agenda for Marie Bochet (Albertville), quadruple Paralympic champion, Arthur Bauchet (Briançon), double world champion in 2017, Jordan Broisin (Lyon), Frédéric François (Grenoble) and Yohann Taberlet (Morzine).
''Coming back to race in France is always a pleasure, explains Marie Bochet. This is especially true this year with the Games in our sights and all the team on great form".
The World Para Alpine Skiing World Cup in Tignes is organised by both the resort and the skiing and snowboarding commission of the “Fédération Française Handisport” (French Para Sports Federation) with support from Malakoff Médéric.
Marie Bochet - Photo FFH / G.Picout