Men’s World Cup races in Kranjska Gora canceled

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KRANJSKA GORA,SLOVENIA,16.FEB.20 - ALPINE SKIING - FIS World Cup, slalom, ladies. Image shows a generl view of finish and inflatable Rauch. Photo: GEPA pictures/ Matic Klansek

Due to the outbreak of the coronavirus, the upcoming men’s World Cup races in Kranjska Gora, Slovenia have been canceled.

According to the FIS: The health and welfare of the athletes and all other participants, as well as the general public are in the forefront and the priority of FIS and all stakeholders.

FIS is fully compliant with the instructions and decisions of the National and Regional Governments and their Health Authorities in any recommendation regarding public gathers that impact FIS competitions.

The races in Kranjska Gora will not be replaced on the World Cup calendar and the 2019-2020 season is officially finished for the men.

The season will conclude with Aleksander Aamodt Kilde awarded the overall title as he retains a lead over Alexis Pinturault 1,202 to 1,148 in the points standing. Henrick Kristoffersen finished in third with 1,041 points.

In giant slalom, Kristoffersen is awarded the small globe as he beats out Pinturault by a narrow margin, 394-388. Filip Zubcic finished in third with 368.

Kristoffersen also secured the slalom title by a mere two points over Clement Noel, 552-550. Daniel Yule finished in third with 495.